Friday, September 7, 2012

Fini Friday! Growth Spurt!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Fini Friday!
I hope your week was good and the week-end looks to be even better!
Today is a good, old-fashioned Fini Friday post where I have a finished creation and a creation that experienced a growth spurt after languishing for a long while to show you!
Let's begin with the finished creation!
You may remember this past Whimsy Wednesday where I introduced some bead-frames I was playing with... One more earring creation grew out of that experiment, which is below!
Title: Ruby Jewel, Framed.
Ingredients: Czech glass, lead-free pewter, metal, gold-plated surgical steel earwires (hypo-allergenic).
I love those Czech glass window beads and the idea of a frame within a frame and so forth! Also, aren't those luscious colours? Mmmmm! 

Onward to the newly-grown creation! The inspiration for this necklace is Australian Aboriginal culture. The dots-as-design style is something that can be seen on digeridoos, bullroarers and other items unique to this culture and can be seen on the round red beads with dots of cobalt and sky blue as well as sunflower yellow. 
Dolphins are said to be messengers to and from Dreamtime, which roughly translates as Nirvana/Heaven/Divine Unknown in other cultures. Hence the beautiful dolphin pendant at the center of the necklace creation! 
Each of the jewel-shaped glass beads represent both the colours of the rainbow and also colours commonly associated with each of the seven chakras of the human body. So, there is much meaning, myth and magic woven into this creation already! 
As you can see, the creation still needs a completion in terms of clasp or a way to secure it around the neck. I'm also considering painting the dolphin pendant with hand-coloured resin...I'll ponder it! 

One more update around the studio before the weekend commences! 
Here is where I'll be tomorrow! 
Fall Art Festival 
Saturday, September 8th Only! 
10am to 4pm City Center Market 
122 North Buchanan Street Cambridge, MN (USA)

Hope to see you soon!


  1. We went to an art fest on Sat. as well. But sadly it was not yours. We toured the Rush River brewery and then hit the River Falls art fair. It was a nice location in case you want to check it out for a future show. I hope Cambridge was a success!

  2. Hey Sharon!
    A brewery and an art fair! Sounds like an awesome day!!!! Cambridge was a good show, shorter than many and a shorter drive for me, which I appreciate! The wind was pretty high and I think we all were relieved at the show's end...especially with the darker clouds rolling in.
    Thanks for the tip on the River Falls Art Fair!! I'll look into that!
    You'll have to tell me about the brewery sometime! Neat!!!