Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Marie Dressler - finished!

Finished it! Here is my inspiration: a movie still from "Dinner at Eight" with Marie Dressler. I noticed this necklace on her and said to myself "Hmmmm, that looks interesting. I found the movie still and enlarged the necklace (don't you love the computer some days?) to study it.
Here is my completed piece - completed with 10 large rivoli's and seven smaller ones. I used a combination of right angle weave (Thank you Marcia), peyote and herringbone spirals (thank you Amy Katz). Don't adjust your colours - the background is black, and the necklace is all in silver and crystal.
For those who have known me a long time, you know that this is so outside of my comfort zone. I am thrilled with the feel and look of this piece. Isn't it regal??

7 comments:

Kat BM said...

VERY KEWL very elegant and refined Liz!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Stunningly beautiful! I can see the design esthetic and the qualityh of workmanship, nice job.

Rosanne said...

If you're too uncomfortable with wearing it Liz, Christmas is coming and I would wear it proudly!
It really is a gorgeous necklace and you should wear it as often as you can. Beautiful!

Judith said...

Out of this world fantastic, Liz! I think you captured the essence of the original beautifully. Great job.

abeadlady said...

Elegant is definitely the word for this necklace. Great work!

Lisa Crone said...

Love, love, love it!! I had just seen some jewelry that would be fun to make in the movie, the women. The original movie. So extreme and blingy! How can you not love it!! -Lisa C.

Bead Camel said...

Working outside your comfort zone exercises your creativity! Two thumbs up!