Jewelry Designer + Bead Designer =
Collaboration, Partnership, FUN
The generous and talented gals of Off Center Productions (Joan and Lana) sent me this---->
in hopes that I could create some jewelry pieces that showed off their ceramic and porcelain pendants and beads. I have been playing around with ideas in my head for most all of them. Last night I finally created a few using the pale blue X bead and the burgundy Swirl pendant.
I created this simple necklace with the pale blue X bead as the focal. It really speaks for itself so I didn't want to put it into anything really busy. I think it looks nice with the white accent beads- One is a ceramic round from Stef of Distracted muse and the other is a pressed glass round. The dangles below the pendant are some crystal Czech glass and attached them using some decorative jumprings from AD Adornments.
This second necklace uses their Swirl pendant. Both of these Off Center Production pieces are from their Antiquities line. And you know I love the New But Old look in jewelry. The Czech glass diamond shaped beads mimic the shape of the bronze chain on the right side. And the wire links that I created in a swirl pattern, mimic the swirl patter on the face of the pendant. (See detail shot)
I had to use a skeleton key of course, it lends well to the Old but New aspect of this piece.
Please leave me comments about these pieces... I'd love to hear your feedback. I hope to continually use up Joan and Lana's lovelies over the next week or so.
You can purchase your own Off Center Productions ceramics too. They have an ETSY shop and a WEBSITE and they also BLOG!
In other news...I received these goodies yesterday.
Andrew Thornton talked about SquishyFish on this blog...he had ordered one of Tracy's owls. Being that he too, is a huge OWL collector. I jumped right on board that day and contacted Tracy who agreed to make me my own little owl friend. He arrived in all of his ornery glory yesterday afternoon.
AND I also got a bead from Petra Janssen. If you recall, I blogged about Petra's little glass masterpieces here. Well she commented that post and decided to send me a little gift. Look how FAB-U-LOUS!!! I don't know what I'll make with it, but until then, I will enjoy hoarding it!
Photo courtesy of Petra's Flickr pics.