Monday, May 17, 2010

Finished Pieces (and One Work in Progress)

After talking to my friend who has commissioned me to make two pieces for high school graduates, this is the first to be finished. It is for a lovely redhead with a distinctive style.
Here it is on my "old lady" neck . . .
and here it is on a backdrop.
Notice the handmade clasp? (I made it!)
And this is a work in progress: a bracelet for another graduate for the same friend.
What is your favorite version?
And here is a pair of earrings that are just gorgeous in person. They do not photograph well because there is a swirl of color that moves all aound each bead -- perfectly matched!
More photos and projects as I finish them.
Comments are ALWAYS welcome.


TesoriTrovati said...

Very pretty. You can't go wrong with pearls!
Enjoy the day! Erin

Pearl and Pebble said...


Maureen Saringer said...

This is for my niece and I cannot WAIT to give it to her! Emanda, you are a true artist and I send you blessings of every sort regarding your artwork. May you prosper in every possible way.

Lois Moon said...

I like the dangles in the top pic and I like the three swirly beads in the bottom pic. If I had to go with one - I'd say top because I love drops and dangles.

I love your group of 80 in the bead p*rn! What a delicious selection of lampwork.


Regina said...

Beautiful. Love the necklace and the white and blue, earrings look great. My pick would be the fifth version of the bracelet (from the top). Looks like you are having fun.

Heather said...

Very nice closures and I like the color choices. I liked the first pictured bracelet in each set. I think larger number of darker beads on the left balanced your design better. Just my opinion. I am actually glad you peeked today. I am not very good at waiting for reactions. I can't wait to see what you do with them! Your bead soup buddy.

Beatnheart said...

great work!

Nicki said...

I like the top bracelet the best. Very cute.

Melobeau said...

Nice work and lucky graduates! I think I like the first bracelet best.
Kudos on the wire work closure. I LOVE the colours in the earrings (AND the earrings, of course)