March 16, 2010

Midnight Garden

This is a Rings & Things blog partner project.  They sent us a mix of shell pearls and faceted glass in this lux color scheme.*

I mixed them with a set of branch disk beads in purple and midnight blue, a dark blue dogwood bead, a key from Green Girl Studios, a flower button from Mamacita beadworks and a copper leaf from a bead shop in Michigan. I combined the beads with a big chunky silver plated chain and a delicate gunmetal chain to off set the bright silver. 

(*As a blog partner we are sent products to review and give our honest evaluations.)

Dogwood beads: I have four colors in my etsy shop.  I have 2 left in this midnight blue color.  If you'd like one send me a convo on Etsy and I will list it for you. They are $12.00.

So what did I think of the shell pearls?  I actually dig them.  They have the a nice weight to them and I like that they are not perfectly smooth.  Give me a little organic any day!  You can read more about shell pearls here.

More dogwood beads! These are designs from some of my customers:
Gunilla Back from Finland designed this amazing necklace with two dogwoods, a Mary Harding pendant and leaves from Diane Hawkey.  I love it!

Beverly Herman taught this dragonfly necklace on the Bead Cruise this year.  She has the kits and patterns for sale in her Etsy shop.

And a wonderful earthy design from Lorelei Eurto.

12 comments:

Marie Cramp said...

Your necklace is stunning! Love it! All the pieces are great! Can't wait to see what I come up with for my dogwood :)

Marie

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Love the colors and the shapes! They compliment one another really well!

Rosanne said...

Beautiful things to look at first thing in the morning. I think the dogwood blossoms are the best.

kiwiken said...

The necklace is awesome, I love the colours! It really looks like a whole garden of flowers.

Dave Robertson said...

Midnight Garden is good, not evil :) What deep, rich colors your dogwood brings out! Love this...

Dave
at Rings & Things

cjvierow said...

Heather--that is one cool necklace!!

Elizabeth said...

I really, really like the midnight blue ensemble. Rich and cool. Those dogwood beads are doggone versatile (sorry, couldn't resist). Great work!

Softflexgirl said...

Love the necklace and earring set made by our customer. Very nice!

KJ said...

I love the Midnight Garden bracelet- it caught my eye in my RSS feed and I had to go to the blog to get the full picture and post. Good work.

mairedodd said...

the dogwoods are gorgeous...

missficklemedia.com said...

I would look soooo beautiful in your necklace. :)
You have VERY talented customers! Thank you for sharing their creations.

Courtney said...

absolutely wonderful! love the dogwood beads (actually everything in your shop!)

cb