May 10, 2014

Knotted Numbers

Back at it again with the knotted necklaces.  I really enjoy making these with 7 ply waxed linen cording in this nice neutral sand color.   My bead stash is chock full of my favorite bead medium. CERAMIC. And so, I pulled together a collection of beads for each necklace showcasing several different artisans in each piece. The first one I created was a multi-color design....


Used varying single larger beads, and then added in some smaller beads on the second strand for some extra detail.


(sold)
And then one in all Greens.  (reserved)

And Teals....


And all Blues....


Ceramic beads are the bomb. If I ever wanted to make my own beads, I would absolutely gravitate towards this medium. There are so many fabulous glaze colors and the shapes and styles are endless! In the meantime, I love supporting all of my ceramic artist friends. :)

15 comments:

  1. I love this style and the mixes of bead artists.

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  2. I love how you chose one color and lots of beautiful beads and then it looks as if you were had a great time playing with them! Your necklaces give such a happy feeling!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this style and how you work with color - you rock beads! Thank you for the ceramic art bead love. <3

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  4. I lve your Irish waxed lace creations.

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  5. I realy like these knotted things, but I am a bit to old to wear them with 65!

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    1. You're NEVER too old to rock the awesome!

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    2. My sister's in her mid-sixties and she rocks jewelry like this all the time. I agree with Lori Anderson - you are never too old to rock awesome jewelry like the ones Lorelei has pictured here!! :-)

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  6. Oh of COURSE my favorite is sold!!!!

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  7. Lot - I'm 60 and wear this style of necklace all the time. Age is not a factor.
    Lorelei - These are awesome necklaces. Ceramic is my fav medium too. And now I'm learning how to make my own ceramic beads. Squeee!

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  8. Just Loveliness Always Lorelei!

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  9. Lovely stuff! I'm a sucker for ceramics, too, although the pieces I gravitate toward are a little large for jewelry (unless we can figure out a way to make jewelry out of vases and bowls!) It's fun to see how you can take this knotting technique and make each piece look so different, yet so true to your style.

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  10. Lorelei! Wow! Loving the wax linen with the ceramics! I would wear all these necklaces at the same time except it might be a little much but I do so love them! :)

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  11. The more I look at all these, the more I love the first one - can't wait to see it in person!

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  12. LOVE all of these. Anything knotted gets my vote and these beads are just spectacular!!

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