Friday, March 30, 2012

Color of Spring Blog Hop, with Sally Russick - enhanced by Donna Millard and Summers Studio!

Sally Russick, of The Studio Sublime, is an extremely multi-talented artist...she not only creates fabulous jewelry, but is also a mighty fine photographer!  She created these fantastic enameled bisque beads, and offered up a blog hop.  I purchased some of these beads last year and fell in love with them - they acquire a cool crackle finish during the enameling process.  She used the Pantone Colors of the Year for her color inspiration - I chose purple (Bell Flower) because it is my Mom's favorite color! These are the beads I chose:

I  recently purchased the most beautiful lamp work beads from Donna Millard - her work is fabulous!  I mean, look at the swirls of color in these beads!

So, after much pondering, I retrieved my wire and everything sat on my table for a week. I vacillated between silver and Vintaj....Vintaj won, though the effect is much darker than I wanted....not very spring like in my eyes!  I also wanted to use the purple, enameled lentil bead  as a focal in a necklace....and finally the design came to me. Without further ado, here is what I created!

I chose some beautiful, bronze star bead caps from Summers Studio to further enhance the focal bead. 

Thank you for hosting this blog hop Sally!  And, I love my beads!!!

Please visit the other blog hop participants, listed below.  Thanks for stopping by!