Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blogiversary: Collaboration Exploration

From July 25, 2007:

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!


LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Have no clue how you create those cool spirals, Cindy. Love the glass, at first when I looked I thought you had amber beads on there.Beautiful!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Lynn! That's what I love about glass, it can fool you into thinking it's something else. :-)


Lisa said...

I love that piece, Cindy...the swirls are amazing!

angelinabeadalina said...

I like the swirls linked end to end, too-- gives the necklace such a long and lean look with lots of movement.

P.S.Got your message and emailed back. If you haven't gotten it, let me know because my yahoo addy gets me thrown into bulk/spam sometimes.

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

I loved that collaboration and would do it again in a second!!! :) it was so fun and I thought that yours was totally lovely. Also working with your pieces was fun as well for me and the end result made me very proud! That is why it is displayed for everyone to see on the gallery page of my site in the very first position! Yay!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Lisa!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks muchy Angelinabeadalina! :-) I try to use them in unusual ways and with lots of movement. This design achieved the fluidity I was going for.

Thanks for the heads up on your email. Fortunately it didn't go into spam.


Cindy Gimbrone said...


You're too kind! Working with an awesome designer like you is a wonderful experience. Thanks to our buddy, Melanie for bringing us together for it! She said you were awesome and she was right!

Smiles to you Jean!