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

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

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

  4. Another beautiful creation Mortira.

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

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


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