Sunday, November 11, 2012

Everything In Its Time

Two weeks since my last jewelry post.  I did admit in an award post that I love politics so I enjoyed the political season and am glad it is now over.

Here is what I have created for the Cinnamon and Honey necklace so far.

Cinnamon and honey - all the pieces so far
 I have to create another Empress bead, but that will work up fast.

When last I gave an update I mentioned embellishing the bezeled stone.  Here are the pieces for the embellishment.

Embellishments of cinnamon and honey
As you can see, I worked up quite a few embellishments all of which are fine on their own.
A handful of honey and cinnamon embellishments
The top embellishment has small round garnets at the center.  I really like this pattern, however, once placed on the stone the embellishment was just too large.
Failed embellishment
The original embellishment has a great shape but was just a bit over-sized; the next trial was with all seed beads using nearly the same pattern.

Close but...
As you can see from above, the embellishment is just a tad to big for the stone.

Never say never; the next embellishment worked.  This is a pattern with a tubular peyote base that I have used before.  As Goldilocks would say, it is just right.
Cinnamon and honey that is just right
Three of these embellishments have been sewn onto the bezeled stone.  Now I need to figure out the fringe.  Expect more progress next week.


  1. This is going to be stunning! I'm loving the progress shots!

    1. Thank you.

      If I did not take progress shots I could not maintain a blog since I not only work slow I also do not have that many hours a week to work on my jewelry. Even if that were not so I would still post process shots. People see completed work and think it is a simple thing, the choices obvious... putting my process out there hopefully reassures everyone else with false starts that they are not alone.

  2. The colors of this piece are so warm and rich. I am looking forward to seeing this piece when it reaches completion.

    1. I fell in love with these stones leaving a bead show. I did not really want to buy anything else. I am so glad I gave into that urge.

  3. Loving the components so far KJ, can't wait to see the rest to follow

    1. Thanks Lynsey, I started working on the fringe today I am hoping to have the necklace completed sometime soon.

  4. The pieces you created for embellishments are lovely. I'm sure you'll be able to find a use for the ones that were to large to suit the bezeled stone. Matter-of-fact, I bet those sweet star shaped components would look gorgeous as drops or dangles on a pair of earrings. :)
    I'm loving the way it is coming together and know that when finished it is going to be a true masterpiece. :)

    1. I am going to have to start a little jar just to keep all the orphan test pieces in. The earring idea is a good one. Women often want something that matches.


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