Sunday, December 30, 2012

Simple Blue Heart Necklace

The Blue Heart Necklace is done.
Simple Blue Heart Necklace

I wear the cream colored version of this more than any other piece of jewelry I have made.   It is simple, light weight, is easy to wear, and goes with everything.

I did, however, make a few changes.  I added about 1 inch of chain between the focal and the beaded beads so the necklace would lay better.  The cream necklace lays nicely when worn, not so much when being photographed.  The redesign separates the focal and the puffy heart allowing the eye to appreciate both. 

Simple Heart Necklace

I did add the lopsided heart to the back.  It won't get much attention, but it will get love.

I also remade the focal heart to give the lobes more prominence. 

Two puffy hearts, I used the one on the left.
The focal is a lovely indigo disk with a floral motif that I picked up quite some time ago; yes that means more than two years ago.  I purchased an entire strand.  I have used this bead for a bracelet.  It has a nice iridescent shimmer to match the AB finish on the Delicas. 

Focal disk
Focal with blue puffy heart


Simple Blue Heart Necklace up close
 Finally, here is a picture of the original cream necklace and the blue version:
Cream and Blue Heart Necklaces

14 comments:

  1. KJ both are lovely and when I look at them I feel speechless. Your design is so fresh and original.
    I adore the open, breezy look that the lengths of chain provide - this makes the beaded bezeled focal bead and the beaded beads and heart stand out magnificently. Really, it is too pretty for words.

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  2. Oh KJ that's so beautiful, I love how all of the components work together so well

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    1. Thank you. This is such a great necklace to wear- it goes particularly well with jeans and a sweater.

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  3. What a beautiful shade of blue! And isn't it nice to have a design that you love enough to revisit, tweak, improve, and love again?

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    1. Yes it is great to have a design that I love. I rarely repeat anything which is, in part, why each piece takes so darn long.

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  4. Really beautiful work! Both necklaces are just amazing ... your beaded beads are always show stoppers!!

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    1. Thank you. It took a long time to master beaded beads. I am glad I did as they are so useful.

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  5. Simple, elegant, and beautiful. Well done!

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  6. I love both colors, and those hearts are just amazing!

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    1. I rarely buy patterns but I did buy the pattern for the heart- it is not something I would ever think to create on my own. It was well worth the price and the struggle to read the German. Here is the link for the pattern: http://kreativ-keller.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-heart-goes-on.html

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  7. I like the way you combine your beadwork with the chains. Very simple, yet elegant and really makes your beaded components pop in the design. I especially like the blue and silver, but I enjoyed seeing both necklaces together too. With the different lengths, they compliment eachother and make a great pairing.

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    1. Bead work + chains = very quick finish. Thank you. I like the look too.

      Both necklaces can be worn at various lengths, and honestly, I never wear the white one at full length.

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