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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Spring Bling Torch-fired Enamel Necklace!

Just because it's the first day of winter doesn't mean we can't dream of spring.  These are pieces I made for a friend to give to his wife.  He sends me a wad of money and says, "go for it!"  He doesn't feel a need to have input into the design of the piece.  He trusts me.  I just do my best and this is what I came up with this year.  I used torch-fird enamel beads by me and gorgeous lampwork beads by Patti Cahill. I hope the Mrs. likes it!


Spring Bling ... torch-fired enamel, lampwork, bead clusters from semi-precious stones







Lampwork beads by Patti Cahill, PMC by me
A version of the book project "Beady Bangle"




21 comments:

Courtney said...

Really beautiful. What enamel colors did you use? (If I can ask)

Christine said...

Gorgeous! Definitely feels like spring when I see your necklace!!

Alice said...

She'll love it, I'm sure. And the best thing is she's getting special handmade pieces that no one else will have. She's one lucky lady!

Cath said...

So fresh. I like the earth tones with the pastels, very appealing.
I can't wait to have a job so I can start torch firing.

KayzKreationz said...

Gorgeous. She can't help but love it. Just makes you feel like spring all over.

Patti Cahill said...

Wow, Barbara, that's stunning. So beautiful and fun. I have to admit that I have yet to play with the toys we traded, but I'm really looking forward to it! It was so nice to meet you, BTW. Hope you're having a nice holiday season!

Kim Stevens said...

Be-eAu-Ti-MoUS!!!!

SummersStudio said...

Just what I needed to see on a decidedly grey and gloomy day. It's a lovely bright set and I'm sure the Mr (and Mrs) will love it. Happy holidays!

Kathy said...

Baby bangle - too cute for words...I have to get my torch out and play I can see!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Delicious...I know strange word...but thats what comes to mind...makes me want to grab hold of it sink into every bead,every corner...Yum!Hugs,Cat

Ro Bruhn said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Barbara Lewis said...

Thanks everybody! The couple lives in Florida during the winter. Even though the piece looks like Spring, it will be great for the Florida winter!

sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous and stunning like only you can do!

stregata said...

Wonderfully soft colours!

Janet said...

Oh this is just sooo so very lovely!!
barbara you always so deliver! Wow.

Ornamental Style said...

What's not to love! Makes me think of lime and raspberry sherbet.

Robin said...

Love! Love! Love! Merry Christmas!~Robin :0)

Barbara Briggs said...

Wow...how can Mrs. not love a necklace that is so wonderfully novel! Love the colors!

steufel said...

LOOOOOOOVE that. Love, love, love. And I wish you a happy, healthy and creative new year!

Cindy said...

Oh I really like this one, Barbara! It is chock-ful of beautiful beads, colors and textures!

Sharilyn Miller said...

Absolutely stunning, makes me wish I had a hubby who would hand an artist a big wad of cash and commission something for me! Lucky, lucky lady. Your work is so fresh and cheerful, full of sparkly color and bring-a-smile-to-the-face whimsy. I just love it, Barbara!