Monday, February 20, 2012

Violet Arm Band

 

   I took on a custom order this week and revisited my floral series. I've been meaning to develop that series, but I get distracted easily by other design ideas.

  So finally back on the series, the client and I developed this concept together. I enjoyed the collaboration and I think the final design is better for it.

  These faceted gemstones, amethsyt, spinel, and sapphire really sparkle and catch the light beautifully, bringing the band to life.



  While I was working on this upper arm band, I realized it would make an excellent ring if I could miniaturize it. The ring would be a perfectly sellable design due to the fact that it would be adjustable and built just like this band. Woohoo!!

  So the ring post should follow as soon as I can make up my mind about the tiny beads to weave on.

21 comments:

  1. OOOOOO and AWWWWWW! How gemmyliscious! I would never wear an armband- to ummmm round..., but I could see this as a ring! I bet it was fun collaborating. :)

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  2. Tela, I cannot wear an armband either:) But my client has beautiful arms:) The ring could be worn by you and I though:)

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  3. Mary, I really think this is the next level up for you! (The talent points are paying off!)

    <3 Debi

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  4. I love it. Forest fairy is what came to mind immediately.

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  5. Debi, thanks:) <3

    KJ, forest fairy is perfect:) Thank you

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  6. Mary, This turned out beautifully! I love everything about it, the design, the weaving, the stones. Could it be worn on the wrist too?? Is it copper and then woven with sterling? The collaberation turned out very well. To use a sports metaphor...you hit this out of the park! Looking forward to the ring.

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  7. Christine. it is shaped to fit the upper arm and not a good idea to wear on wrist.

    It is all copper wire, the sterling bits are the round balls and some teensy bead caps used with the sapphires.

    Yeah, I should do some sort of sports dance:)) hehe

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  8. I can see it on beautifully shaped arms...will look gorgeous! Makes me think of wild vines :-))). And adjustable rings do sell well...those are the rings I have sold most...my adjustable, prong set faceted stoned, wire-wrapped rings. I am not too fond of it, but people seem to love it. This armband will look great in miniature form...the ring. But I can see how gorgeous it will look as an armband. Do you think your client would share a pic of her arm with this band on? Would love to see it.

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  9. Swati, I'll let her know a picture is welcomed:) And if I get one if it is OK to share it. :)

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  10. Oh, Mary, this piece is ravishing!!! It would be so cool if you could call it Forest Fairy as suggested by KJ above. And I can't wait to see a ring version of it too. Originally on Kim's fb page, I thought it was a choker...there could be possibilities there to explore maybe... and purple is my favorite color, so this really dazzled me. Bravo!!! LOVE your creative work.

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  11. wwwoooowwww......AMAZING...!!!!

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  12. Emilee, you are very dear to come by the blog:) This series has potential for every jewelry form, if I would just develop it more. I loved chokers when I was young, we should definitely add it to the list:)
    Thank you!! <3

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  13. wow! yes, a splendid little ring indeed it would make! Love!
    Kim (Texas)

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  14. This is all kinds of beautiful. Makes me wish my upper arms weren't so fat! LOL

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  15. Yes! Please, please make a little ring in this style, because it would be incredible.

    I like the bracelet. It's a good mixture of simple and ornate, organic and structured. Well done. :)

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  16. minumat!!!!!!minunat!!!!!!felicitari!!!

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  17. OK I just love your work. Just purchased your Close Flat Twining Guide on Etsy. I have been interested this technique for awhile but really didn't have the time to focus. I have retired, albeit a little early in life, to Forida. I find that I have some time now so hopefully I can concentrate on developing this new skill. Your tutorial is wonderful btw! Can't wait to start it.

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  18. Love that Woven Copper Drop Necklace also. One of my favorite pieces of yours.

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  19. Mary, your jewelry is beautiful!! Love the arm band!

    Many blessings,
    Terry

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