Friday, October 2, 2009

New necklace!

Remember those feathers I acquired last week at the not so wonderful hat show? Well, they inspired me to make a necklace. A piece that is a bit raw amd primitive and colourful; something maybe a shamaness might wear. Made of brass, copper, glass beads, with an etched image and dangles that sport a brass bird, a tiny bird's nest with tiny fresh water pearls, carnelian beads, glass beads and one of my beach pebbles from Tuscany.

Birds of a Feather


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20 comments:

Cindy said...

Renate,
Your new necklace is wonderful...only a talented artist could dream up such an inventive piece. I love how you used the focal area for the additional dangles and the whole composition. That etched metal pendant is incredible...look at that color. Hope you're having a great Friday!!

SummersStudio said...

Magnificent! This is an incredible piece. I love how the feathers work with the imagery of the nest and the bird. The composition of this piece is pure magic.

sharon said...

A masterpiece Renate!! Incredibly artistic!! Over the top beautiful!!

stregata said...

Cindy, LeAnn, Sharon: thank you for your kind words.

Barbara Lewis said...

Renate: This is a great necklace. I love the way you used the three strands of beads as the necklace. It's that beefy kind of statement you need to pull off the rest of the necklace. And the wire from which all of your dangles hang, looks like a bird's perch. The bird theme is carried throughout the entire necklace. Great design work and execution!

sherry ♥ lee said...

What amazing colours and of course the name for this new piece is perfect!

I love that you explore and challenge yourself...those feathers take your work into a whole new direction...something a shamaness might wear...you are tapping into a new part of your creativity and I love it!!

Barry said...

This is a truly exotic necklace and not one that would never go unnoticed. It has a 1920's feel to it that I love.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Wow you are ready for the main event !!

SharonP said...

What a stunner, love the dangles and your etched copper came out beautifully!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh, Renate! That is so very inventive and imaginative! I think that any woman would fancy herself a shamaness in that piece. I love the way the feathers give color and movement. I still haven't figured out how you attached them. But I like a little mystery in my art. Such an incredible piece from an incredible artist! Enjoy the day!Erin

stregata said...

Barbara, Sherry, Barry, Julie, Sharon and Erin - thank you so much!
You are too kind!

Esther said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!! very awesome!!! er ist sehr schön!!
your etchanted and colored piece is beautiful!!!

mermaiden said...

shamanic is right- it's quite intense! i can also picture this hanging in a window, especially in a ritual space. oh, the magic!

Narrative jewelry said...

Well, difficult to find something original, everything has been said, Renate. This necklace is a "petite merveille d'imagination" (a little marvel of imagination).

Love the colors and all the components you combined so lovely.

Renate, i fall in love with Socks' eyes, he seems to be angry about something. In french we will say he is "ronchon". Love him.

Romizous.

Greer said...

Great necklace! Reminds me of the feathered adornments worn by the natives of New Guinea. (Really tickles my fancy - sorry couldn't resist)

lilylovekin said...

I love everything about your new necklace design, it is much to fancy for me to wear but I could see it mounted in a frame as a lovely wall ornament.

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh oh ..that is just stunning!! Oh I looove it!! The feathers just top it off!! Wonderful hon!!! Hugs, Sarah

stregata said...

Esther, Mermaiden, Véronique, Greer, Lorrie and Sarah - many thanks for your kind words.

To all: please know that your comments are very important to me and are greatly appreciated. You help me to see my pieces with other eyes and this helps me to grow. Thank you!!

Silke said...

Oh, Renate, this is just GORGEOUS! It makes me think of Shamans and raw power! You are so very creative!! I am in awe... Love, Silke

Steph said...

Cool and gorgeous piece!