Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First piece of the year...

 Just finished the first new piece in this year - still playing with the faux shibuichi and the bells... although this is a smaller version of the bell.



The bell is copper - then the faux shibuichi technique is applied - which was pretty difficult to do on this 3D form. A matte onyx carved flower functions as the clapper of the bell - so this necklace makes a tinkling noise when it is worn.

18 comments:

lilylovekin said...

I like the use of the copper and the ivory together. Wearing this would be like having music around your neck.

Jane said...

really pretty!

Hopemore Studio said...

Renate, I am always so excited to see your newest shapes with this faux technique. They are just beautiful.

sharon said...

It's beautful Renate! I love the fact that it has rythym, and it really looks timeless. Also, very charasmatic!

alteredbits said...

oh renate, this is gorgeous! i lovelovelove the copper bell! i love even more than it makes a tinkling noise. what a perfect first piece for a new year! xx

Greer said...

Such a lovely serene composition. Soothing colours and lots of shape and texture. Beautiful

Studio Sylvia said...

Renate this beautiful piece touches the senses on multiple levels: The tinkling sound to soothe the spirit; the aesthetic appeal of the composition - pattern and shape; the visual appeal of varying textures and materials and the tactile appeal of the whole.

steufel said...

Hach, *schmelz*, Deine Glocken, Renate, Deine Glocken, *schmelz*

Barry said...

S/R - beautifully balanced (the found and the formed) start to the creative year. I had to smile when you indicated you were still playing with bells - funny how creativity takes us on paths for a while until it is ready to let us go. I love the rustic and ancient nature of these bells. Go well. B

Narrative jewelry said...

Oh sorry Renate, i cannot open your photo. Does it come from me ?
Vero

Pixiloo said...

What a gorgeous piece to start the year with. The technique on the bell is awesome.

Narrative jewelry said...

Thank you for you comment on my blog Renate.
I am still unable to open your photo. But i have problems with Blogger i believe, it opens some photos and some other, not ! I don't know why...
Vero

Laura A. Pace said...

Love the bell!

Cindy said...

Renate, what a beautifully crafted necklace. The faux shibuichi technique looks like fun to create with and the results are amazing - your bell has such a time-worn look about it. And I love that it jingles!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Renate
OMG you have been busy while have been side tracked. I love all your work...I especialy love the bells and tappered ear rings you have been making. All are so beautiful!
hugs
Annette In Oz

Luthien said...

such a lovely piece ... very serene and i love the texture on the bell ... did it come like that?

Beatnheart said...

Hi there,
just joined up... I am a fellow " Fanci" groupie... Your work is just lovely and so focused... I need to read back posts to see what your story is... Iedo you make these beads etc. here's to an exceptional year of creating, growing and mega sales!

Inge said...

Und hier ist mal wieder ein originelles Renate Design:-) Toll..Dir eine gute Woche, Inge