Sunday, March 15, 2009

Process pics. Midnight Flowers

Once a friend of mine who is hooked on making dichroic glass gave me a few cabochon-like articles. The idea of my future creation came to me immediately when I took those beautiful pieces of glass sparkling with different colors. Far more precious than a handful of loose diamonds, I decided that it should have been something night, mysterious and enigmatic...


I added to dichroic glass cabochons seed beads, bugle beads, accent beads, Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals, faceted black onyx rounds, and almost black dyed freshwater pearls.


The most painful work was to bead around cabochons because their shape differed from the shape of regular cabochons with sharp edges. I applied on the necklace my lovely Russian leaves and three-dimensional flowers of different colors with crystals and pearls in the middle. I filled the space between flowers with coral-like branches, and the necklace seemed to be finished. My friends told me, "Great work!", but I felt not satisfied, and put my creature aside for a while.


Only in about a month I realized what else needed to be done! I added the third layers to the middle bottom flowers and covered a little bit cabochons with the coral branches, it was the last touch!


Midnight Flowers was submitted to the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2008 Beading Contest held by FMG (Seed Beads Category) and won Judge's Favorite Award. Here is the full slide show of creating my necklace:

Midnight Flowers

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23 comments:

gaffergirls.com said...

STUNNING WORK
mona & the girls

Ági mama said...

Congratulations! Wonderful work!!!!

Belinda Saville said...

Zoya, Midnight Flowers is an utterly beautiful creation...I love everything about it. I can see why it won Judges Favourite at the FMG Beading Contest, a very well deserved accolade!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm delighted to discover that you have a blog also. I've had your website stored in my web browser favourites under the section 'Eye Candy' for quite a while! LOL :)

Take care,
Belinda

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you sooooooooo much, my dear friends! :)

Barbara said...

Oh my! Well-deserved, too!

That's amazing work, Zoya. I love the use of color -- it's just the sort of thing the Snow Queen would wear....

Phoebe said...

glad to have found your blog! Lovely work, Zoya! Your beautiful pieces never fail to amaze me! Beautiful beautiful!

valfreya said...

WOW :D

VERY VERY BERY NICE :)

Your jewelers is beautifull!!!!!!!!

Ederafaerie said...

What beautiful colors and such intricate work--I can see why Fire Mountain selected it for the Judges Favorite Award! Your work is lovely! Thanks for following my blog :)
Take care,
Ivy

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Gorgeous work! I love your deep, soothing colors - Midnight Flowers is a perfect name.

Thank you for following my blog - it means so much to me!

Ricki said...

It's a beautiful Work!!!!
Very nice colors!
Congratulation!!!

Zoya Gutina said...

Thanks to all who left such exciting comments! :)

Christa said...

Its fantastic.
Very nice.
Christa

Claudia said...

Congratulation ! ... and thank you because i discovered your blog.
You are a great bead artist.

Jane Of Handmade Jewelry Club said...

Hi, Zoya, your creation is amazing. If you allow, I would like to feature this creation in www.handmade-jewelry-club.com. Ok with you?

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you, my friends!

To Jane Of Handmade Jewelry Club:
that's fine, I'd love to and I don't mind! Thank you! :)

Maryanne said...

Oh WOW ... stunning piece!!!!

Liz said...

Wow what amazing work I read your interview at Raquel's you are a wonderful artist. congrads

Coco said...

I love your jewelry ! Very, very beautiful necklace...

Jane Of Handmade Jewelry Club said...

Zoya, thanks for allowing me to feature your creation. It will be published on 19/4/2009. You can subscribe to the post at http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=handmade-jewelry-club%2FnSTG so that you do not miss it. Cheers

mano said...

Pfff, it's simply fantastic!!!!

Kriszgyöngy said...

Congratulations!
This is wonderful!!!!

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Term papers said...

You did a really good job. Good to see Process pics Midnight Flowers. I really liked it. Greatly admire your work.