Saturday, 16 January 2010

Carnival


Carnival
Originally uploaded by Pips Jewellery Creation
I posted this photo on Flickr yesterday and got so many lovely comments on it, I thought I would share it with my blog visitors too.

There are 95 individual beads on here - each of which I hand sanded and polished! It took a very long time as you can imagine, but even longer to put together - 95 wire wraps take forever!!

It is the fullest bracelet I have ever made and I wondered if maybe it was a little too full, but when it is on it looks fantastic and makes such a great sound too!

The technique for the beads comes from Donna Kato's book, "The Art Of Polymer Clay - Millefiori Techniques". I can recommend this book 100% for anyone who works with Polymer Clay - it is a constant source of inspiration to me.

The colours I have used are quite muted, which I wanted because with so many beads I thought that brighter colours would make the overall effect too "busy".

I would love to know your thoughts on this. Would a bright one be something you would like? Would it look good in lots of shades of one colour? How about a sort of rainbow effect, starting with one colour at one end and then working its way round the spectrum to the other end? What do you think - I would love to know!

12 comments:

Lululiz said...

Absolutely stunning!

Purple Sparkle said...

Love it! I think it would look great in shades of one colour too. One to match every outfit perhaps? :-)

Pips said...

Thank you Lululiz!

Thanks Becky - yes - that is exactly what I was thinking too!

PeculiarForest said...

love it!
Welcome back, I wondered where you had got too, missed you :)

xx

Pips said...

Hi Lou!! Just been way too busy to do anything computer-wise. Having a ball now that I have some more time to play! Thank you :)

Laurel said...

You already know how much I love this piece! I would also love to see it in shades of one color.

Pips said...

Thank you Laurel - yes I will definitely been doing that - I am thinking in greens - wishfully thinking of spring I think!

Melobeau said...

What an awesome necklace!So labour intensive and perfectly finnished. I think it would also look stunning done in other colours, too. I like your rainbow idea and also maybe a very bright-coloured version. Given my Brazilian roots, when I see "Carnival" I think along the lines of Rio's Mardi Gras-type carnival with a riot of tropical colours and I think it would be pretty in those, too.

Chloe said...

I've just found your blog through Crafter oo forum, and wow, this piece is amazing! Brilliant :)

Pips said...

Thank you so much Melobeau! What great ideas - I like the mardi gras one - really bright hot colours - that would look brilliant!

Chloe - thank you - I have not got onto Crafteroo for ages - must go and reconnect there and find out what is happening!

Janice at Blessed Bead Jewelry said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous bracelet. I remember seeing the beads on the pcagoe forum. I love what you did with them.

Pips said...

Thank you so much for your comment Janice