Monday, July 28, 2008

Introducing "Vamped"



I love my new design. I just finished it yesterday, and I can't stop looking at it. It is such a great combination of edgy and classic styles. And, since I am pretty new to designing, I am proud as punch that this is all mine (even though I know it is likely someone else has come up with something similar somewhere out there).


This design really came about by accident - and perhaps that is the way of designing. My main inspiration was in color - I knew I wanted to work with copper and pair it with a bright aqua. So, I stocked up on some copper supplies - I went and bought some chain, jump rings, head pins, and clasps. I already had plenty of aqua beads to choose from. I got out my beads, and chose an opal Capri blue Swarovski crystal, light aqua glass crystal, and white glass pearl. I had a teal colored pearl, but liked the summery feel I got adding the white.


I had intended to make a necklace of some sort. However, when I got out my supplies and started contemplating what I wanted to do, I discovered that the chain I had bought was actually a bracelet, instead of just a length of chain as I had thought. I considered cutting up the bracelet and making beaded spacer sections to make a necklace. But for some reason, I picked up a bead, strung it on a headpin, and wrapped the headpin around a link in the bracelet to hold the bead on top.


It looked kind of cool. So I kept going. And Vamped was the final product. I replaced the clasp with one that I had chosen, and was thrilled with my new product. I hope my customers like it as much as I do. But even if they don't, I have realized that perhaps some of the best designs came about more through going with the flow than through sticking to the plan.

10 comments:

Livecreations said...

hiya,

welcome to blogspot land..lol

nice blog, I like your banner,

and what a lovely necklace

Jessica Acosta said...

I love the colors you've used.

MsAnomaly said...

Great bracelet, and what a clever technique! The copper and turquoise work so well together!

fly tie said...

it's definitely a beauty. :-)

kim* said...

the photo looks like there is water that the chain is floating on

Terri said...

Your blog is coming together. Your pictures show up nice against the blue background.

michvanetta said...

I can see why you can't stop looking at it - great work!

Katherine said...

Love the copper with aqua - great color combo!

thebeadedlily said...

Very pretty design!
Welcome to the blogosphere!

thebeadedlily said...

Very pretty design!
Welcome to the blogosphere!