March 29, 2010

Especially if you say it 152 times in 5 minutes.

I've been pondering what it is about making this style of necklace that appeals so much to me, and all I can come up with is that I could maybe possibly be an assymetrically balanced masochist. 

But I like 'em.   I like the story they tell as they take shape.  I like the subtlety of the leather cord paired with the bold statement of the artwork.  I like the way they feel and I especially like the option of wearing the clasp in front or in back.  Some days are fun and whocaresifmyprettydanglesareinfront! and some days are not and GAHmyclaspisinfront. 
See?  Balance.

"Explore" is one of Erin's wonderful ceramic pieces. In case you didn't know, I lerve Erin's wonderful ceramic pieces. Because they are wonderful. The big funky spiral bead is one that Jen gave me, and since it is also wonderful it fit right in with the other wonderful.  Isn't that wonderful? 

Wonderful.  Won Der Ful.  WonderfulWonderfulWonderful 
What an odd sounding word.


  1. Lerve the piece Juls! :) I'm normal
    "asymmetrically challenged" and yet this piece captivates me! Great color and textures.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ohhh I do love this... I adore the openenes (is that even a word) of the piece.

    Feel free to make more pieces like this ... cause I l♥ve them!!


  3. I love the piece, drooling, it is wonderful!

  4. You may be an assymetrically balanced masochist but you are a bloody good assymetrically balanced masochist. Fact.

  5. Ah yes...full of are sooooo gifted!! This is gorgeous! I could make hundreds and they would all tell different stories. :)

  6. I LOVE THIS NECKLACE This is an outstanding piece. It pulls me in. Everything about it is fantastic!!!


  7. I lerve these pieces too. All the colors and the feel of play and movement to them.
    It is like little focals, lots of them.
    They are interesting and provacative.
    Dramatic is also a good word for these.
    Love and hugs.
    Thanks for popping over!

  8. Thank you so much Julianna for the wonderful comment on my brooches! I need to make a focal bead out of one and give it to you to bead on.

  9. Your jewelry is stunning. I wanna know how long it takes you to make a piece like that. I also love seed beads and it takes me forever to make stuff. Seems like everyone else can do it faster. . .

  10. As soon as I get something done I will get back in touch with you.
    My grand daughter has been sick and she is a pain when she is ;-D.
    I have not been able to work at all with her like this!! I am a stay at home grandma!
    Oh this will be fun!
    Thank you!

  11. @Everyone, Thanks so much for the feedback. It is very heartening to know other artists dig what I'm doing. <3 Much love to y'all <3

    @Lisa, the actual beadwork doesn't take as long as the contemplation. Sometimes a piece is finished in a few hours, and sometimes it lays on my table for a few days.

    @Marie, I hope your granddaughter is well super soon!

  12. Loves it, Juls! I really love the earthy feel it has. It really does give me the feeling of exploring some kind of exotic terrain with the asymmetrical elements. Love the spiral bead! It really sets the piece off! Thank you for using my work in your beautiful creations!