Friday, August 15, 2008

Oh my!

I was reading one of my favorite blog's last night (Kerry Bogert - Kabs Creative), and her post was about the new Wire Style Book that just came out. She actually has a couple of designs that were published and are really cool!!

Yeah, well without hesitation, I went out last night and grabbed the book. I was very interested in a lot of the designers in there and was needing to be inspired. Needless to say, I LOVE almost everything in that book! The cover image is a beautiful pendant made by Tamara Honaman, (founding editor of Step By Step Beads) and I knew that I had to give that style a try right away. So without reading the "directions", I just admired the picture and then looked through my bead stash to see what I could use to put my own spin on it and this is what I came up with. WOW!! I want to get some feedback on this, as I can make more with different color lampwork beads and charms. I made this one and am going to hang on to it. Since it was just practice, I chose a bead that I liked from my box, and I happened to have the same charms that were used in the original design in the book. However, I added more... I always add more! For my design, I added hammered silver bead caps, Swarovski Crystals, an Oak ring bead and an ornate bail to hang on the choker chain.

This has been around my neck since I completed it (it goes with the shirt that I have on) and it's my favorite color! :)

Let me know your thoughts... If enough people like these, I will get a stronger guage wire to make them with (I only had 18 guage on hand but will need either 16 or 14 for pieces that I offer to the public).

More to come!


  1. Oh my goodness Kristen that is just gorgeous!!! My exact words when you site loaded was "WOW"....Scott immediately then said "what???"

    I really love it!!! (I also really love Kerry's blog too :)))

    Really unique and beautiful! I should definitely make more!


  2. Thanks Carey!
    So glad you like it! Ann immediately said... Oh, I want one! ha ha I knew that! I'll make more... off to get wire tomorrow!

  3. That turned out great Kristen! And thanks for the linky love.

  4. You bet Kerry! I always give credit where it is due! :)

  5. Kristen, thatlooks beautiful. I love the bead and all the extra jangles!


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