Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Evolution of a Museum Quality Neckpiece # 6 - FIFTH Bead Done!

Okay, I know you are all ready for this - FINALLY - Bead #5 in the Tropical Aves & Flora Neckpiece is DONE! (two more to go - what a project!) On this bead I feature the Toucan and the Anthurium Flower on the reverse. The Toucan was quite challenging due to his dark body and the black background I'm using. However, his BEAK stands out incredibly well, and what do you think of when you hear "Toucan"? Froot Loops! LOL Not just that, but that BIG COLORFUL BEAK. So here's Toucan Sam and a gorgeous, rich red Anthurium flower on the back:

And a photograph of the group so far:

So - how am I doing here? Leave me your comments below! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Two beads to go in this challenging design, and then it will be time to put it together into the necklace itself, and hopefully get some decent photographs for submission to a variety of places. As I said in the last post, the neckpiece - when complete - will be for sale, and the buyer will also receive a printed journal I've created to go along with the neckpiece, along with a certificate signed by me inside the journal.

Thanks for stopping in to view the evolution of this design, yet again!


P.S. The wonderful group of designers I belong to - The International Jewelry Designer's Guild - is hosting a charity auction for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. One of my designs - my Kats Eye Pendant - is included in all of the wonderful jewelry donated. If you wouldn't mind, please stop by and take a look at the beautiful jewelry being offered up on auction - perhaps you might find the perfect gift for someone and help a good cause at the same time? The URL is here:

Thank you!

1 comment:

Shirley said...

I love them, you always do a great job!