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Topic: Challenge 1: sunset on the surf  (Read 6983 times)
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« on: February 08, 2010 12:32:23 AM »

This necklace is less inspired by the ocean and more inspired by a lake (if only because i live in Michigan) but i assume they are similar in a lot of ways.

I have a cottage on one of the lakes, and my favorite thing to do is to watch the sunset over the water. The way the water sparkles on a lightly windy day is just beautiful Smiley

That is what inspired this necklace. The beads sparkle just as the waves do at sunset, and there is the light surf at the shore. I used thick circular, and twisted square wire which was wrapped with half-round wire at the joins. The ends of the wire were filed before being twisted in to spirals. The other side of the necklace is just an assortment of ocean colored beads all ending with the white crystals at the end for the surf. It's hard to see in the picture, but the beads all shine with different intensities, and different colors, just like the waves.
Looking at this now it looks like a waterfall too.

now for the pics!

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spiral detail

"surf" detail

This part really makes me think of the sparkly waves!  Grin

back detail

me wearing it!!! (i think i need to get a dress to match my necklace)

Thanks for looking!!!  Cheesy

edit: back photo
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 01:13:22 AM »

I love this! Beautiful work Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010 02:00:24 AM »

Goodness, I love it!

I'm curious, what does the clasp look like?

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010 02:20:54 AM »

Oh, it's beautiful. Good job. I love your inspiration and I can definately see it in this necklace. It's truly lovely.

I'm interested in personal swaps, PM me!

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010 02:45:10 AM »

I love the mixing of the two elements and the colours of the beads are gorgeous.

« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010 03:02:28 AM »

thank you everyone

I'm curious, what does the clasp look like?

Actually the clasp used to be in the back, but i changed it Cheesy. The necklace unhooks in the front now, the beaded part can unhook from the wire part. I like it a lot better this way... i strongly disliked the clasp before Sad.  I uploaded a new back photo into the original post if you want to look  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010 04:41:04 AM »

Love it!

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010 05:07:06 AM »

I really love this piece. A great working of two mediums.

« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010 07:16:31 AM »

I Love that piece! You can diffidently see your inspiration in the piece. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010 10:59:14 AM »

I really like the way you have balanced the 2 materials and kept such a sense of movement in the piece. Great work - and it looks really lovely.  Smiley

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