Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rivoli and Wine Collar

I recently returned to a favorite technique to tackle one of the remaining two rivolis in my destash tray. With only a few weeks left in this year’s challenge, I didn’t want to waste any time fiddling with experimental techniques. After all, I can only do so many ugly necklaces in a row.

I started with a crystal purple haze rivoli, and some of my leftover purple E beads. The colors go together quite well, but what to pair them with? To save time, I went to the 15/o beads first, and chose a color that would also look good with the multicolor crystal. After picking some transparent lemon lime, I had a long debate over a base color.

Wine Grape Bead Palette


Finally, I chose matte purple - a very grape-y shade that I hoped would work well with the other colors. I was surprised by how much the lime green altered the overall look of the purple. It was transformed from an almost juicy color to a more velvet burgundy. Looking back, I don’t think it would have hurt to add a few brown branches and beaded leaves. This piece has a relaxing vineyard mood.

Grape Rivoli Collar


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8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous the colours work so well together. Elizabeth x

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  2. Beautiful and eye catching, you could have added the technique for the novices ;0) Thanks.

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  3. This necklace is beautiful. I love purple and lime together, it's one of my favorite color combos.

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  4. Another beautiful creation Mortira.

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  5. The colors are wonderful and your work is so pretty.

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  6. Wow. What a great creation using seed beads!

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