Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Indian summer at the door!

It's already autumn outside... the grass is getting yellow... the leaves turn to red, brown and yellow... Some people can say, the nature is dying, I say it's falling asleep, and it makes us enjoy with its fantastic, cheerful and festive colors - Indian summer at the door!


When the sun rises, autumn colors flash out showing fall beauty, and water drops after night rain sparkle like diamonds! I like this season, and once I've already created the Autumn Splendor Necklace. This year the spring was pretty long and cold - but the fall is warm and beautiful, that's why I returned to the autumn theme.


Remembering my Tropical Blossom Necklace, I decided to use Swarovski pendants again, and that brought me to Artbeads.com. My husband said, "Good choice!" I have no idea what he meant, whether Artbeads.com or beautiful pendants they sell. In general, it doesn't matter, I found out what I was looking for.


I received red magma, olivine, light topaz, and copper Swarovski crystal pendants, and bought silk ribbons of bright autumn colors at the closest craft shop. Appropriate Czech glass teardrop and leaf accent beads, and TOHO 15/0 yellow and green seed beads should have been good much to my staff.


I wrapped up memory wire blank necklace and used it as the base of my piece, and embellished it with Czech beads; then I wound it with bead strings and made fringes with crystal pendants. The last touch was the brass leaf closure. The necklace could be named Autumn Wreath, but I call it Indian Summer, because Indian summer is outside!

Disclosure. Being a reviewer of Artbeads.com products and a participant of its blogging program I received Swarovski crystal pendants free of charge. This post reflects my honest opinion; and Artbeads.com is not compensating me for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.


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27 comments:

Chiara said...

Dear Zoya,
when I see your wonderful creations I remain without words, your work is as always stunning.
I love this necklace and the colours are perfect!!
Chiara

Perlensusa said...

It is so beautiful!!!

Zoya Gutina said...

Thanks a lot! I did my best... :)

Allison The Imp said...

This is one of the most unique and beautiful necklaces I have seen in ages! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! :)

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

This is stunning!!!!

KatrineC said...

What a beautiful necklace. I really enjoy how you mix materials.

Zoya Gutina said...

Thanks a lot! :)

Tündrüs (Jákóiné Klárik Tünde) said...

Hi Zoya,
it is fantastic!!! The colour, the design - everything.

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you so much!!!

Jewelry Link Exchange said...

great collection of beaded jewelry. i like the pictures. Few year back i also design this type of jewelry in India with corel turquoise and lapis lazuli stone

Dragonfly Lampworks said...

Beautiful as always Zoya!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing...This is absolutely gorgeous!!

His and Her Wedding Bands said...

This is a stunning piece of jewelery. Such pieces can be created by a person who has a taste for craftsmanship and design.

Viney said...

Thanks for your great creation. You are saying right nature never died it's sleeping for some time. It will change soon. Snaps of stone jewelry is really marvelous. Thanks a lot for sharing such a fine pictures. Cremation Jewelry

vintage rings said...

This is fantastic jewelry. You have great selection of beaded jewelry . i am also jewelry designer and love to design different kind of designs in rings and bracelets.

Arkadia said...

I love this necklace.Beautiful colors!!!And all your work is wonderful!!!

Pelantura said...

Precisos colorido, enhorabuena!!!!

tungsten rings said...

Beautiful looks.

diamond said...

Beautiful and stylish .

Vicki said...

Congratulations, beautiful jewelry item. Love the color coordination.

Kelly said...

The necklace is wonderful - it is the inspiration that is brilliant - such wonderful artistry from an obviously very artistic person.

Platinum Wedding Bands said...

Necklace is one of the accessories that can change your representative character. So this is Awesome!!!

fine jewelry said...

You're really have a great collection of beaded jewelry..the necklace is perfect I like it.

Vivid Gemstones said...

I love the necklace design and great combination of color and stone and special fabric which adds a more value of the necklace.

Robero coin said...

Nice work,you know how to combine different colors to get perfect look

Helena_VS said...

Hi, from Kiev *)It is so romantic !!! Very - very nice *)I love this necklace.The colors are wonderful!!!

Jennifer Turner said...

WOW ! this is so beautiful.love the necklace design and combination of color.

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