Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Firey Soul

"Friends are born, not made .... "  Henry B Adams

As artists we often talk about what inspires us to create - for me it is often a moment that will catch my heart, or the person I am creating for. This cuff was created for someone who epitomises "firey soul" - the colour is one she wears well - the fire opal swarovski crystals reflect her passion.  Life has not been easy, she has had her share of hard times but you can be always guaranteed of a joke at the tip of her tounge and a warm hug from her embrace ... this cuff is for Pam 

Design:  Caron for Caron Michelle
Technique:  Erin Simonetti
Materials:  Swarovski Crystals, Miyuki Delicas

Friday, November 9, 2012

Emerald Isle

"We will watch the sun set again many times - and perhaps we'll see the Emerald drop, the green flash that brings good fortune ..."  ~ -Jean pseudonym of  Ellen Gwendolen Rees Williams Rhys (Wide Sargasso Sea pt 2)

A few weeks ago, I showed you a colour swatch containing vintage emerald montees.  The cuff is now complete (including unique detail on the reverse side to compliment the overall design).  The vintage beads are spectacular - the colours of this cuff just shimmy on your wrist! This is ready for that special occasion or with Christmas coming up - stand out in the crowd! 

Design:  Caron Reid of Caron Michelle
Materials:  Vintage Emerald Baguette Montees. Swarovski Crystals, Miyuki Delica and Toho Seed Beads.
 Technique: Erin Simonetti

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Black Magic

"That old black magic has me in its spell ... that old black magic that you weave to well ... "  Johnny Mercer

Keeping with the theme of the day - this is my latest cuff using a combination of matt beads, the texture is raw but still keeps the slinky feel of my other loomed cuffs. To complete the piece an ivory pendant was attached.

Design:  Caron Reid of Caron Michelle
Materials:  Miyuki round beads, Miyuki Delicas, Tila, Swarovski Crystal
Technique:  Erin Simonetti Warp Management technique