Saturday, February 27, 2010

Commission Piece

A colleague of mine has two of my lanyards and has commissioned a third. She showed me a pair of earrings which have a large, square, blue faceted glass gem in the center and then smaller multi-color glass gems around it, set in an antique gold-tone metal.

Edited to add, now that I've recovered my files from my old computer and my darling wonderful incredible husband got them all loaded over to my other laptop, a picture via camera phone, so it's not great, of the earring in question:

She wanted a lanyard that had those colors and was really vibrant, "just this side of garish". I strung several series of pattern ideas on a sample strand and had her pick which she liked best. Some of the patterns had pearls, some had smaller beads. With a little from one series and a little from another we came up with this pattern.

I've left it unfinished for now, will get a final approval from her on Monday before finishing it off. It's a good thing I didn't finish it off, because after I took the picture above I realized that in one of the sequences I'd forgotten a purple bead and had to re-string nearly half the strand.

I think this is my most interesting commission yet (not that I've had all that many). What was yours?

Be here tomorrow for Wandering Around the Beadosphere - there were really great posts last week - you'll want to check them out!

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Blogger JustATish said...

if a spring carnival could be a lanyard, this would be it! She is going to love it!

February 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

:-) Yeah, it does kind of remind me of Mardi Gras - or the bright harlequin style of Harra's in Las Vegas.

February 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

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