Another Togetherpiece

I am proud to present another togetherpiece that was created in collaboration with a wonderful artist and my dear friend - Nancy van den Boom.

The name of the piece is Holiday in Provence. The bead embroidered cuff features one of Nancy's gorgeous original miniature oil paintings. It is surrounded by tiny glass seed beads in various colors. The cuff is set on adjustable base that will fit almost all sizes. It is also covered with bright natural leather from outside and comfortable soft brown ultrasuede from inside.

I enjoy working with Nancy very much. Each and every of her tiny paintings is such a great source of inspiration! This cuff is our 5th togetherpiece and I hope there are many more to come. Thank you, dear Nancy, for this great opportunity!

I really hope you all like our new piece! ;)


Bead Soup Blog Party: the Big Reveal

Today is the day to reveal the beautiful jewelry pieces that over 360 participants from all over the world have made for this special event.
This is my second time at Lori's fabulous party. And this time I got paired up with amazing lampworker and jewelry artist from the UK - Becky Fairclough. Please, visit her wonderful blog to see, what she has prepared for the party.

Here you can see the amazing package that Becky sent me.

And here I marked the things that I used in my design: vintage button, lampwork focal bead, beautiful toggle clasp, glass spacers and freshwater pearls. I also have a project in mind for the other things in the picture, I just need a bit more time to execute it.

Would you finally like to see, what I actually made?

Here it is - Autumn in the City. Large and bright bead embroidered pendant - mix of bright blue sky, wet roads and crazy red leaves.

Besides Becky's supplies I also used some things from my own stash - pietersite cabochon, copper beads and plenty of Japanese seed beads.

It was a great challenge for me to work with this color combination. I discovered that bright blues look great with bronze and rusty red.

The swirly design was inspired by Becky's beautiful lampwork bead and also by all the curvy lines on the toggle.

I decided to put the embroidered piece on a longer chain and make a really large pendant instead of a really small necklace. :)

The pendant turned out to be a real attention catcher and I think I am going to keep it all for myself. :)

Yay for another great experience! I enjoy Lori's blog parties so much - it's a great chance to meet new wonderful artists, discover new beads and also have a great challenge trying to think outside the box.
Make sure you visit at least couple of other participants! Here is the list of all pairs, click on each name to go to their blogs.
The Hostess, Lori Anderson and her partner, Manuela Wutschke

19. Anna Sabina­­­­ and Erin Siegel

27. Becky Fairclough and Jana Tarhala You are HERE!!!

Thank you Becky for being such a great partner! I really enjoyed meeting you thought this great game. And thank you Lori for all the great work you've done for all of us to enjoy!
I have already marked my calendar for the next party in February 2012. ;)
I hope you all had as much fun as I did! And now it's time for the blog hop!