Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Creamy White Pearls




So here is the story.
I am not a beader, but I have several friends who are.
They are incredible jewelry artists and designers.
Heather French, an amazing quilter and bead artist designed a lovely bird necklace.
Several other friends, Suzie, Sarah and Jan were all getting together to make the necklace
and graciously included me, a total non-beader to join them. I had done some
minimal wire wrapping a few years back, but I thought I would give it a go,
besides the girls are fun and we would go to eat after....of course!
So, last weekend we all spent a fun day working on our necklaces and today while we were
together eating lunch (sense a theme here?) at Panera, Jan showed us her finished one.
Jan's is slightly different from the original design because we all used vintage pieces.
The pic was taken on the table top at Panera so please excuse the quality.
I just had to show you how talented and wonderful these gals are and as
soon as I get pics of the other ones I will post. Mine is a work in progress.

Please join all the other White Wednesdays over there-----> at the WW Link,
and congratulate Kathleen on her 500th Follower! Yeah Kathleen!


12 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is really beautiful, sounds like you gals know how to have a great get-together. I'd love to know how to do this.Thanks for sharing!
Debra

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Suzan
Wow.. how clever your friend is.. this is truly beautiful and has they extra something...Very art decor!! Your friend is certainly artistic and talented...

I can imagine you all had a fab time creating, chatting .. and eating doesn't hurt either!! haha Can't wait to see yours. I'm sure it will be wonderful also!! Have a great Wednesday.. xxx Julie

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

GORGEOUS piece!!! Now we have to see yours....please share!!

Bead and Needle said...

Well, that is STUNNING - truly! Yeah, I'd love to have that piece hanging on MY neck! LOVE the bird...have had it in my hand a few times over at Bead Haven, not knowing how to use it exactly. This ROCKS! Tanya

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

That is a really unique & pretty necklace. I have earrings very similar (same bird charm) love it. Im off to Congrats Kathleen on her 500th. Thanks and Happy WW!

June said...

Hi Suzan,
Will you tell Jan for me how beautiful that piece is!!! Just amazing. I would love to see EVERYone's finished necklaces. (sorry I went a little heavy on the EVERY) I think getting together with the girls is always a good time. I'm thinkin' you girls know how to do it right!
As far as the sleeping thing...I wouldn't want to admit that it's an age thing. LOL but alas...I think it just may be.
Have a wonderful day dear friend.
hugs from here

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so lovely! I am working on one myself with a bird and pearls. Thanks so very much for sharing!

Kiki said...

Wow..super beautiful!! Fabulous post!
Kiki~

Miss Gracie's House said...

It is beautiful!
Rene

jojo said...

absolutely beautiful...I can't wait to see yours..;p

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

That looks like a Amy Hanna for sure! I love that it's assemetrical(sp?) did I spell that right? uggh
Anyways it's gorgeous!
Most of all I hope you had fun with the girls!
I'll email you a quick note!
xxx

Faded Charm said...

How beautiful! I'm so glad you enjoy the WW theme and it's amazing to me how many wonderful people are out there in blogland. One of them being you. So glad to have met you.

Take care,

Kathleen