Friday, December 4, 2009

It's not easy being green

I was supposed to be studying earlier so of course I went and started making a necklace instead:

I've been intending to do a green necklace for ages, and especially so since I bought this green clay nautilus at the Bead Society show. (I'll have to go look the maker's name up, later - I've forgotten.) The beads on the right are what I was thinking of as my "palette" and the beginning of the necklace itself is on the left. I'm really pleased with it so far. The bead at the very bottom, which looks clear but is actually very pale green, is made from a recycled coke bottle. I happened to pick this particular one up and noticed that it was drilled off-center, so I decided to hang it accordingly. The beads are a little bit of everything - polymer clay, glass, stone, even a little bit of plastic. I haven't decided how long the necklace should be - not really too long, I think, but I haven't narrowed that down too much. Oh well - since I started from the bottom I don't have to decide that just yet, anyway!

1 comment:

Cathryn said...

I like the touch of copper added to your green creation! It adds warmth and brightness to an interesting piece!