Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wine Country Tessellated Necklace and Bracelet


The Wine Country necklace is finished. It proved a challenge since I wanted the kaleidoscope beads to not rotate and therefore made two channels for stringing. The round beads only have one hole, so the challenge was to find appropriate accent beads that would gradually channel into the one hole beads. A close-up view is below:
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The clasp is also handmade, from coated brass wire:

The co-ordinating bracelet will be auctioned off in the ARCAC fund-raiser tonight and is pictured below:


Please feel free to leave comments or questions below. 

9 comments:

  1. I love kaleidoscope beads and these are just exquisite, Vickie :) The fundraiser is fortunate to receive this beautiful bracelet!

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    1. Thank you Monique. I find these beads can be quite addictive, lol!

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  2. Both pieces turned out beautifully. I like how you strung the necklace. I sometimes find the stringing part (sometimes fraught with issues such as you mentioned), to be so frustrating. The clasp is beautiful.

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  3. I hope your bracelet brings in a high bid at the fundraiser.

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    1. Thank you for your comments, 3circlestudio. When people ask me how long it takes to make the necklace they're always surprised when I tell them that the stringing often takes longer than actually making the beads! It's such an important part of the design process, and there are so many options!!!

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  4. Beautiful work. Those canes sure look complicated. But then, I've never made one.

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    1. Hi Jay, I'm so glad you stopped by. Everything is finally unpacked and I finally found that wrapped shark's tooth that you liked.
      I'll be posting a give-away next week and that shark's tooth is earmarked for you, so please email me (vickieafca@yahoo.ca) an address to send it to.
      I'll get my camera set up and plan a post on kaleidoscope caning. It's not as difficult as it appears, and it's very delightful to do.

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  5. Good luck at the auction. I'm new to clay and love seeing everyone's creations.

    You have done some beautiful work.

    Ramona
    Crystal Springs, MS

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  6. Hi Vickie,
    I sent you an email and I didn't realize until after I sent it, you had already posted the formulas. Sorry.

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