Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday--Work in Progress

necklace in progress

I'm late again on Bead Table Wednesday but there you go.  It's been that kind of day.  I started this piece a while back, set it aside, then dug it out again. 

This is the first piece where I've used this brass wire.  It's a little stiffer than the sterling or copper I usually work with, but I like the antique color. Since I'm using a less expensive wire I experimented with some fatter wraps on the links. It's also one of the few pieces I've done that has some asymmetry. I really like asymmetrical necklaces but I never know how to go about doing one.  I'm going to try making a clasp for it out of one of the brass wires with the balled ends from last week's Bead Table Wednesday.

Looking at it in this photo the donut looks a little plain.  It's a lot better looking in person, happily.  I definitely need to stop taking jewelry photos with the cell phone.

Check out the giveaway for Sherri Haab's latest book on the previous post!  There's still time to comment or post to your Facebook for chances to win this great book.

10 comments:

QueenMarcy said...

I really like the brass wire "fatter" wraps! And the colors are great too. I want to see the clasp when you finish too!
Marcy

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks Marcy! Hopefully this weekend.

My Life Under the Bus said...

I am always running behind - we need the "bead table Wednesday 2.0 edition" LOL!!! I agree with the Queen! Beautiful colors and yummy wrapping!

Have a Happy Easter! Patty : D

Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

I like the asymmetrical stuff - looks funky! Like the focal, just as it is. Looks good!
Cindy

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks Patty. I always plan to get btw done early but so far I've posted things right before midnight, it seems.

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks, Cindy. I think my asymmetrical designs will improve with practice.

Pretty Things said...

That is so pretty! And you know, I love touches such as the double love knot connectors instead of just a jump ring -- it makes the piece look extra-special!

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks, Lori. I use the jump rings in a double love knot configuration a lot.

Anna Lear said...

I'm a day late on BTW this week... I'm glad you posted this; it's a beautiful design! I struggle with asymmetry (not sure I like my attempt in this week's BTW picture) so I like seeing how others achieve it. I think this works really well -- it's nicely balanced!

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks, Anna. You have an interesting bead table going on. Love the colors.