It’s finally here!! There are so many talented artists participating in this event. I am so grateful that you took a few minutes to stop by and see what I made! Thank you, Brenda Sue Lansdowne for sponsoring this event, and for everything you do for all of your customers. You are one of the kindest and most generous people I have met in my jewelry career, and I would not be anywhere near the level I am without your help and encouragement. Big HUG to you!
Believe it or not, the hardest thing about this design challenge was taking my photographs. I ended up taking 4 sets of photos before I was happy. You know what it’s like when you finish taking about 50 photos of your creation from all possible angles..then you upload and find some ridiculous thing out of place…or … gasp….a hair or lint on the photo! I finally came up with a selection I could live with. Here is the best shot I got of the entire piece, titled “Fly by Night”. (Click on the picture to view a full screen size image.)
I am by no means an expert with Sari, but I have used it in several designs, and I enjoy working with it. For this design I wanted to do something different. I took one of B’sue’s crescent bases, and wrapped it tightly with one color. I then wrapped loosely in the opposite direction with a second color. I coated the whole thing with Mod Podge, so I sort of had a sari mummy to start with!
For the focal, I colorized B’sue flower components with Lumiere Pewter, and colorized a B’sue dragonfly stamp with Sunset Gold Lumiere on the wings. The accent cabochons in the flower, and on the dragonfly, and the leaf are also from B’sue Boutiques. One side of the neckline treatment is done with rough cut tumbled jasper beads accented with antiqued gold rondelles. For the other side I used a length of gunmetal chain for one strand, sari ribbon (in the same color as the second color on the crescent) for the second strand, and a beaded chain made of black eyepins and fire polished Czech crystal in a bicolor clear and peridot. The clasp is a gunmetal flower.
Here is a closeup of the focal…I love this shot.
Sit down and grab some popcorn, and enjoy this slideshow of various shots and angles. Immediately below the slideshow is a list of all the other participants. Please go visit them and share some loving. As for me, unfortunately, duty calls…and I will not be able to blog hop or comment until I get home from work….boohoo!!!!!!!! I will see you all later!!!
Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop
Michelle Lee Hardy
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques – Our Gracious Hostess!!
Terry Matuszyk – You Are Here!
Mary Shannon Hicks
Kristina Johansson, Maneki
Lynn Perry Bennett
B’sue Boutiques Creative Group