Sunday, May 3, 2009

I tried Artbeads.com

I understand that jumping from one media to another, from one style to another, or even from one supplier to another is not in favor of my business, but I cannot sometimes resist if I see something unusual and interesting, and want to try new materials and beading supplies. Recently my attention was attracted by canvas on wood pendant from Artbeads.com. I found a lot of such pendants, but the red-almost-black seemed to me the best one.

Though I've never used such pendants I decided to play with that one, moreover I had in my trunk matching polymer clay beads (I made them a few years ago but had no idea where to use them) and bright red coral beads. Carmen! That's the name of my future necklace that came to me! I was a simple string, that I accented it with the narrow golden ribbon.


In a couple of days I continued my research, and created another version of Carmen: the same polymer clay and coral beads, and seed beads. I decided to let the strings go where they want, and it turned out to be a free-form necklace.


I guess, my first try of pendants from Artbeads.com is successful, it was great to play with colors and materials to focus the pendant! The only thing I don't like is that the silver-color bail doesn't match the pendant color palette, yellowish bail would be better I think.

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14 comments:

ROSE said...

OLÁ, PASSEI PARA DESEJAR UMA EXCELENTE SEMANA, ABRAÇOS.

Ági mama said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations!!!

The Lone Beader said...

What a great use of that pendant! :D

Dave Robertson said...

Beautiful work, Zoya. This is such a nice warm palette of colors, working together with the free-form style for a relaxed, tropical effect.

--Dave
(@Rings_Things on Twitter)

AuntieAnnie said...

Really nice.

Lisa said...

I love those pendants from artbeads.com and the beads you selected to work with it are perfect!! Don't you love it when it seems like the beads you bought a year ago were obviously meant to be paired with something you bought today? That's cool!

Gill said...

Hi Zoya - love the necklace! The colours you've chosen link in so well with that lovely pendant - you've really done it justice.
Gill

Bead Up said...

Glad to find someone else who loved Artbeads, too! I spent most of my shopping time there -=- the people who work there are as great as their prices :)

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Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Oh, jumping from one medium to another, from one style to another... all part of the process. And it adds so much spice! Love how you worked with the pendant.

Andrew Thornton said...

I love Artbeads.com!

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Anna Kay Creations said...

Really beautiful work!

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SuzyQ said...

Lovely work Zoya!!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh, this necklace is gorgeous! What a nice use of that pendant.

I saw your piece at the show yesterday! It's completely beautiful.