Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Collaboration Exploration: Exuberance!

Today I unveil my creation from the jewelry exploration I embarked on with Jean Yates and Earthenwood's Melanie Luckacs.I talked about the Collaboration Exploration on Monday. Yesterday, Jean showcased her lovely "Little Sprite Earrings" and Melanie introduced her Sunken Treasure necklace. I've been enthused about this collaboration since Melanie and Jean said yes to it!


So, with that in mind, I named this necklace, "Exuberance!"

Exuberance includes my spirals in topaz and seafoam green, Melanie's seashell charms. gunmetal chain, gunmetal headpins and Bali-style sterling silver beadcaps. A petite gunmetal lobster clasp is accented with a starfish charm. The topaz and earth tones of the seashell charms are punctuated with the unexpected color of the seafoam green.

I like fluidity in my necklaces so the chain and the spirals placed end to end create a movement to the piece. The gunmetal chain finish gives the piece a vintage look. The spirals lay in the front of the necklace right where you can see them! I've been wearing the necklace around town with my capris and have gotten nothing but compliments! The seafoam color against the earthy topaz fits the summer and yet can be worn right into the fall in winter.

Thank you to Melanie and Jean for joining in this Collaboration Exploration!








10 comments:

Jean said...
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Jean said...

What a lovely, beautiful necklace! The fluidity is perfect, yes!

Jean

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Cindy, it is beautiful! Really well done! I love how you have the cluster of shells in the center, and how they are varied and assymetrical, and the necklace part is symmetrical. It makes a lot of visual interest. I also love the little surpiise shell at the back...it finishes it off perfectly!

Thank you for doing this challenge with me, I really enjoyed it!

Gaea said...

What a fun project! All really lovely and completely different! Beautiful!

LampworkDiva said...

Thank you, Jean and Melanie! This was such a blast!

LampworkDiva said...

Thanks, Gaea! I'm a HUGE admirer of your work! :-) Thanks for looking!

papernclay said...

this is stunning! love the spirals!!!

LampworkDiva said...

Thank you, papernclay! I love the spirals too! Smile!

Calyx Ann said...

This sounds like a great way to warm up the creativity! I love it!

LampworkDiva said...

Thank you, Ann! Yes, it is a great way to get the creative juices flowing!