Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Midnight Amethyst




I've had these fantastic fire polished beads, unimaginatively labeled "crystal grey," with flashes of red, gold and blue and the other day, thinking about teaching what I call "padded spiral stitch" I started matching the fire polished beads to seed beads. Rediscovered some midnight purple matte Delicas...and off I went. These will enlarge considerably if you click on the images.
Delicas, czech beads, 4, 6 & 14 mm crystals, with woven beads, center rondelle and a sterling silver catch.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is just SO gorgeous! Are you selling your work? Does this have earrings to go with it?
I'll come back to look again.

Danelle

LJ said...

Danelle...
Thank you. I'm glad you like the work. Yes, I sell - and earrings are next. You can contact me by clicking on the email link in my profile.

Marlene said...

lj,

i love it! this necklace is reminiscent of a deliciously rich red wine- a good and very expensive merlot. propping it on a wine glass makes it sumptuous. once again, you've done it. cheers to the beading goddess!

LJ said...

Marlene - you can write copy for me anyday!
Thank you.

Jewels said...

Linda, this piece is awesome! I think you may have helped me rekindle my creative juices. I've been so out of it as far as beading lately. But this piece, man, I want one!!!! Love the colors!

LJ said...

Hi Jewels! Well, good. I owed you a cup of inspiration. And PS - you have NO idea how hard it is NOT to wear this one. And I'm telling myself NO NO NO, it's stock!
BeadFX carries the fabulous crystal grey beads - and the delicas are a matte dark purple with deep blue glints...AB finish, I think, but I'm not sure - I now label colour numbers but didn't when I bought those. Just remember they came from That Bead Lady.