Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Heart of Glass



This cuff measures 7.25 inches x 3 inches (at center). Size 11 & 15 beads, with one of Leslie Dana's gorgeous dichroic glass cabs at the center. I'd debated using a vermeil clasp but in the end, there was already so much color and pattern that I decided on a largely invisible closure. As with all my embroidered cuffs, it's backed with ultrasuede.

I'm excitedly waiting for three more of Leslie's cabs to arrive, so I hope to have new work to post again soon. Hope you're all having a wonderful spring!

Click to enlarge, as usual!

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, that is just fabulous! The colours are amazing.

LJ said...

Thanks, Sarah. I had a b*tch of a time getting a photo without all that shine refracting back and making a big fat blur!

beadbabe49 said...

wonderful!
(and how did you do it? I can't seem to get the light to stop bouncing around and blurring the beads!)

LJ said...

BB, Hi! I have almost see-through thin white cotton curtains. I shoot in natural light, usually late afternoon - best on an overcast day, with no flash. Anything that's semi-transparent white can be used as a filter. It's still not as clear as a pro can get it, but I was pleased there wasn't too much light bouncing back to see it. At "Beadweaver" she has a link on one side to an article that gives instructions for making a camera set up. The cab designer of this focal sets her glass pieces in the bottom of a plastic semi-transparent milk jug and she turns the white setting lower on her camera. Mostly, I hack at it in every light until one comes out. I wish I was good enough to get it in a single shot!
And PS! Your photos always look perfect to me.

Jewels said...

Okay woman: GIVE! What do you eat with your wheaties, and where can I get me some? LOL! Every time I come visit your blog, you've got yet another master piece lounging around. I love it!
The bold colors, the clean lines, you amaze me. Your work is fabulous.

Christina said...

Hi, I just started a beading blog and have been searching for others. I love your work, especially Cranberry and Cream!

LJ said...

Christina...just use my links or go right to the bottom of this page and click on next on the beadmakers blog ring! And thanks.

LJ said...

Jewels...I eat number 11s with a few crystals and low fat milk for breakfast. Don't we all?

Jewels said...

Aahhh! I got it now! See, I was using WHOLE milk!

LOL!!! ;)

beadbabe49 said...

bottom of a milk jug, eh...think I'll give it a try...thanks!

The Lone Beader said...

That is gorgeous!!! I love your bead embroidery=:)

artandtea said...

I found your blog through the BJP blog and think your work is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

LJ said...

Hello Art and Tea...
Thanks for dropping by - and the encouraging words. Are you having fun with the BJP? It's an amazing challenge isn't it?

LJ said...

BB - poverty is the mother of invention, right?
LB - High praise from you. Thanks.
Jewels - Got to have the right milk.
Everyone knows that!

Miss Touchatou said...

waouh !!!I love your works,yours colours and ....You are too very nice woman,good continuation,bye