Welcome to Ornament Thursday! This month's theme is "Celadon". I initially thought I would be working with a piece of jade, but I found this slab of chrysoprase when I was rooting around in my stash and ended up getting distracted (a common occurrence in this household, for various reasons).
This was an interesting exercise for me. Usually I pair chrysoprase with white or pastel colors - that tends to be my immediate inclination. However, I thought it would be interesting to combine it with more of a brown tone, here. I purchased the taupe-colored twisted cord specifically for this project. To be perfectly frank, I hardly ever design with this shade, as it has a tendency to clash with my skin tone. However, I think it actually works quite nicely with the pale green of the chrysoprase here. I added copper rose colored potato pearls above and a slightly brassier shade of biwa pearl below.
Interested in seeing other celadon-inspired projects? Please visit these links to the other OT members projects:
Celadon Dreamer Michelle Zimmeman creates a dreamer box from one of her molds and Helen Bradley grabs another for her jewelry project.
Embellished Ear Wires Lynn Kvigne of Beading Help Web shows you how to create these embellished ear wires in spring colors (like Celedon!)
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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