Monday, May 29, 2017

Anniversary Waves Bangle


This set came about because I bought a dress (this is how new jewelry patterns are often made).  I pulled colors that matched months ago, but I didn't feel drawn to try to mimic the pattern of the fabric. I bought the dress for the 10 year anniversary party of the law firm I work for, Speaker Law Firm


I have been working on sending out the invites and have been looking at the wave pattern on the invitation for months now.  I decided to pull that and drop it into graph paper for a bangle.


I have been trying to make new earring designs from my bangle patterns, but on this one, I couldn't decide.  The smaller pair of earrings didn't have enough statement to them, and I rather like the longer ones once they were finished.  I did have black glass pearls sitting in my bead tray that really helped the design of the shorter earrings.



I'm quite happy with how this pattern turned out, and I think I may expand on it in time. Below is the dress and invite that the inspiration came from. I have been working for Liisa Speaker for 9 years now and I', very proud of the work she does in appeals and am glad I have been there to help her along as her firm has grown.




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Double Deco Wing Bangle and Earrings in Gold and Yellow


I have made a few variations of my Deco Wing Bangle, but I had a desire to mirror it and double up on this bangle.  So after my last show with the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild I finished a commission for a customer then started in on this set. 


Yellow isn't a color I use very often, but it seems to be seeping into my life more and more. I decided to mix two more muted yellows with gold and black for an older style look.


I love this set so much I'm not sure it'll be making its way to a gallery very soon, I really want to wear it a bit first. As always though, feel free to contact me if you are interested in purchasing either or both of these pieces.




Blue, Red, Light Pink and Grey Offset Arrow Bangle and Earrings

I have been playing with a lot of different bead color combinations while looking for the perfect day-job.  This particular blue is the...