Hello, been busy lately creating, so I thought I would share what I am working on. This is the first in a series, which is making special wearable art pieces to match some of my clothing.
Freeform Beading by Carla Barrett
To the left is a pendant I call “Wine Harvest.”
The piece of clothing this was designed to match is actually 2 items: the jacket I am wearing in the blog header photo, and a purple sweater, too.
The colors in the piece changes- depending on the lighting and the background the pendant is laying on. Here is the same pendant, and the colors have not been altered in any way. I think the only difference is that I may have flipped the piece over:
By Carla Barrett
The background in the top photo is my black Coach bag, and if anyone is into fashion, I found it in the men’s section of the local outlet store. This messenger style bag is great- carries my wallet, some make-up essentials, and also room for my iPad and Kindle Fire, too.
The bottom background is my quartz kitchen counter, which provides a lovely backdrop to show off the beading. Notice the color difference between both photos. Actually, in person, the bottom color is most accurate.
Finishing: I haven’t yet decided how I want to finish off the pendant, but until I do, I used 3 strands of yarn and tied it to the pendant and also the clasp on both sides. I did this so I could wear the pendant immediately- like tomorrow. 🙂
The next color palette will be different, since I am choosing the colors by pulling out a top, sweater or jacket, then creating the piece inspired by the clothing. Anyone want to play along? If so, here is your challenge- go into your closet and pick out a dress, top or other item that you like. Next, pull out your fibers and beads, paint and anything else to create a wearable jewelry to wear with the article of clothing. Send me pictures, too, when done.
Have fun! Carla