Wednesday 21 March 2012

Chained ...

A new parcel from FusionBeads arrived last week. Like an unexpected present :-). It was 4 different chains this time. Antiqued brass plated base metal. Chains ... how refreshing I thought ... I used to use chain in my jewelry all the time before, but lately over the last few months or so I have kind of gone away from it. You know how it can be, you are into certain things during different periods. So, yes, it was a little refreshing kick in my butt so to speak. Today I will present two pieces using two of the chains. I will come back and show you what I did with the other two in the coming week or so.

And hey, look at that one! The really chunky ball chain. 4mm each ball. You know what. I have never ever used ball chain. I have never ever bought it either. I have just never ever been keen on it before. But oooohhhh, this one, that's something different. I didn't know ball chain could come in this chunky-ness. I just had to start with this one. I played around putting together clusters of wire wrapped beads and art beads hanging from a larger ring sort of. Until ...

... until my eyes fell on this ceramic leaf that I have had in my stash for a good while now. By Tracee Dock of ClassicBead and ClassicElements. I adore this leaf, but have never known how make it justice, or how I would like to incorporate it in a jewelry piece. But look at this. Just hanging like that on a long chain. So simple, so perfect. The proportions work really well. A marriage made in heaven. :-) And now I am hooked on ball chain for the future. But I think, for me it has to be this chunky kind.

Next up, the 10 mm round links chain. Combined with a macrame knotted section with enameled beads by Barbara Lewis of PaintingWithFire. Waxed cotton cord and a magnetic ball clasp.

Finally I just thought I would share with you Charlie, my cat, who really likes to work as a prop when I take photos of my jewelry.

All my best,

The chains used in the pieces above were provided as part of the FusionBeads Blog Affiliate Program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.


Patti Vanderbloemen said...

The pendant is awesome...perfect hung on that chain! But that bracelet is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! You did a fantastic job and I love it!

Charm Bracelets said...

Very nice creations...simplistic and colourful and very trendy for all kinds of wear.

Rebecca said...

Charlie is surely the ultimate jewellery prop! (and by the way, those beads along side him look extremely tempting...! I love the simplicity of your necklace. What awesome chain you got sent!

Lori Anderson said...

Could I just scoop up all those beads by the kitty and take them home with me?

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh man. I am so very behind on this month's package! I need to get right on it! I love that bracelet you made. I wish that I had more nimble fingers (and patience!) to practice this! Love Charlie!
Enjoy the day.