Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Project Series: Using Up the Stash #1

Here's a new lanyard design called Orbit - it comes out of my goal to start reducing my bead stash. I've had both the shell circle beads and the silver topped light topaz cathedral beads in my stash forever. I think I picked them up at Michael's two or three years ago.

I've added some silver beads with a silverdust finish that I can't for the life of me remember how or why I bought them, but I think they go well with this design. The final touch were some light topaz seed beads as spacers inside and between the shell circles.



This design is more modern and bold than I usually do, but was fun to make.

Just an aside, I saw that gold prices were over $1,100 an oz. today. When I do make new supply purchases, think I'll be getting copper, brass and silver.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Dawn Doucette said...

Hey Dawno,

I really like this bold piece. I enjoy big/chunky/bold jewelry personally, so I really love to see something like this! Great color combination!

I love your work dear! Keep sharing!

Dawn
Designs By Dawn Marie

February 21, 2010 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you for visiting again and leaving such a lovely compliment!

February 21, 2010 at 7:56 AM  

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