Wednesday, November 3, 2010
In a state of excitement for color theory
I made a pair of earrings first, then a matching necklace.
I decided that orange was going to be the main point of the earrings, with yellow as the neighboring colour, so I used a 'backbone' of matte, almost-cobalt blue cubes to stitch the fringe through. I used 5 shades of orange and 2 shades of yellow, in 3 finishes. Then I stitched silverlined light-cobalt 15s through the blue cubes, so the backbone had a visual element (the silver lining) in common with the fringe.
For the earrings, I folded up loops of fringe at the top and bottom. On one side, I added a large pearl, and on the other, a jumpring for the ear hoop.
necklace, I ran a simple blue satin cord through the top half of the loops, gathering the loops like ruffles. The resulting necklace slightly resembles an ancient collar, perhaps Egyptian or Minoan.