June 13, 2008

Dark Galaxies Chainmail and Lampwork Necklace

Nothing states elegance more clearly to me than the painstaking beauty of chainmail. The joy I receive from sitting down and going through the entire process of creating a chainmail piece is almost unparalleled. Ok, chocolate might bring a wee bit more enjoyment *grin* and certainly my family smashes to the top of that list every time. But when it comes down to tasks that I truly delight in accomplishing, it is the coiling of the wire, the slicing of the blade through silver, the hum of the tumbler polishing the newly cut rings, the completeness my hands feel as they come in contact with the pliers, the joy in placing rings in a mathmatical pattern and weaving for hours. *happy sigh* I'm in heaven. Chocolate, of course, is in a sphere all by itself, but, thankfully weaving maille does not add calories, so there are times when maille must take precedence over the delights of savoring chocolate. *cheesy grin*

Anyhoo....LOL....I bring you my newest piece in my Decadence Collection, the Dark Galaxies Necklace. The focal bead is a rectangular square boro bead by an exceedingly talented lampwork artist. A deep, dark chocolate background (HA! I can't stay away from the stuff! *grin*) is a perfect setting for exploding starburts of colors including all colors of the rainbow which is remeniscent of the glorious galaxies which our heavenly Father created. While the pictures make the bead look huge, the bead itself is very delicate...smaller than the tip of my littlest finger.

Dark Galaxies Necklace

I have two other rectangular/cube boro beads that will be showcased on the Jen's Pind chainmail necklace in this same style of the Dark Galaxies and the Waterlilies pieces. I merely need to take the pictures. I will post them soon.


Gemheaven said...

*sighs and bows down to her friend whos talent is amazing :D

Jennifer said...

*blush* OMGoodness Jo! LOLOL You've totally got me blushing now!! LOL

Crystal said...

Oh girlie, you totally outdid yourself with this one! Not that your previous self needed outdoing, but wow.



Jennifer said...

*Jen hands Crystal a towel* LOLOL Now I truly AM blushing!!!! Thank you Crystal!!!