May 9, 2008

Day Late and a Necklace Short!

I'm pleased to share another round of Collaboration Exploration. This is where two beadmakers and designer team up for a little creative exercise. The beadmakers make a collection of beads for each person and then each of us designs something combining the two art beads. My partners in crime this time are ceramic beadmaker Mary Harding and up-and-coming designer Lorelei Eurto.

My first necklace combines Mary's Thistle pendant with a set of copper lariat beads. I added in a raku disk and one of mine to complete the pendant. The necklace is rounded out with wood and copper coin pearls.

My second necklace is a charming little number with Mary's clover pendant front and center. A combination of our beads are mixed in with a few pressed glass finds. The necklace is completed with an adjustable leather cord that uses a large ceramic disk bead to hold it together, working as the clasp.

Check out Mary and Lorelei's collaboration results.

I have another design on my bead table, but that will have to wait until next week. Someone stole all of my hours this week, I haven't had a minute to bead!


Mary Harding said...

I love what you have done with our beads. The colors and the shapes work so well together. It is such a thrill to see my beads in your and Lorelei's designs. Your beads add an elegance that contrasts so nicely with my ceramic pendants. Thank you so much.

Lorelei Eurto said...

WaHOOOOOO! These are so great! I love them both! Nice. I want to see bigger pictures for details. Maybe you've got them up on Flickr, I'll go check. Thank you Heather for including me in this fun project. It was fun AND challenging and I really had a blast!

Rosanne said...

I love when you show your designs! And I think the results of this collaboration were excellant. Mary and Lorelei made some beautiful pieces too.

Beverly Herman said...

Heather I love what you how combined Lorelei and Mary's beads for the collaboration. The thistle bead is so beautiful combined your beads. Great job by all.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hi Heather, I love this collaboration! The combination of your beads and Mary's with the chain and leather cord in the second piece is just stunning.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pieces!

Vintage Blue Studio said...

I've been a fan of Mary's for awhile now. I love what you did with the pieces!