Sunday, 2 August 2015

A touch of glamour

Once apon a time, long long ago, I started making a necklace from the book Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies.  It was a beautiful necklace, I'd planned to make it in red and gold as I was in need of red jewellery to go with my many red winter tops.  


This necklace took ages.  I stitched it at my parents' house.  I stitched it at the dining room table.  I stitched it on the sofa.  I stitched and stitched and stitched.


Then I left it a few weeks all finished, just missing the sparkly cabochons (they were supposed to be added as I did the bead weaving, but they kept falling out so I left them out and glued them in at the end).  Then I left it a few weeks before taking photos.


It was not easy to capture the shimmer from the beads and the shine from the cabochons.  It was too bright in the sun and too dark in the shade.


Perhaps these photos give you some idea though?  I should, had I engaged my brain at the time, taken them outside in the garden using my lightbox.  That might have worked.  The greatest of ideas are always late, eh?


This is possibly the most glamorous necklace that I own.  It will be perfect with all my red winter clothes.


If only it weren't summer.  You guessed it, none of my summer clothes are red.

18 comments:

Pamela said...

Beautiful! Maybe you could wear it with white summer clothes.

Rachel said...

But just imagine how much the anticipation will increase your enjoyment when you finally get to wear it!

Cath said...

Now you're ready in good time for next winter and this necklace will certainly sparkle. Sabine Lippert's designs are always luxurious. It is a real challenge to photograph crystal - it never quite matched how they look in real-life.

Bethany said...

If you ever get tired of that necklace I'll gladly take it off your hands :)

Flickenstichlerin said...

This necklace is just gorgeous.
Wonderful beads, great job.
Greetings,
Sylvia

katechiconi said...

It's really lovely! But how can you have a summer wardrobe without red...?

Fiona said...

thats a beautiful necklace...

Hugz

ACBeads said...

Wendy, this is an absolutely stunning necklace. It's good that you have finished it. I've started beadweaving two years ago but I haven't yet dared to make an advanced piece like this. I also use the light box (I bought it last year) to take photos but it needs to be taken outside like the balcony because inside it makes dull pictures. The second photo is definitely the best. Congratulation on finishing your piece.
Ana

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Beautifully done Wendy and very glamourous looking indeed.

Celtic Thistle said...

It is beautiful Wendy. Hard to tell that it is summer here!

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

Very beautiful and very glamorous.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Your necklace is gorgeous. What a lot of work! But it has all paid off - I'm sure it will look lovely when you wear it.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

that must have taken so much work. It is beautiful! x

pennydog said...

Wow it's lovely- really like that!

Kathy said...

Your necklace is beautiful. I can appreciate the sparkle; nothing wrong with the pictures.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, look at that! It's so fancy. Great job! :D

Kerryp77 said...

amazing necklace, so intricate and delicate.

Jane Galley said...

what a lot of work has gone into this one. The way it's going, it's not going to be long before you'll be wearing it