Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Taking Flight

Between redoing my kitchen, I've had the opportunity to work on a custom necklace using some of Manuela Wutschke's exquisite lampwork beads. It's really brightened my day to have these to look forward to after hours and hours of sanding and thanks E!
These freeformed beads were such a delight---something new to discover every time I pick them up and the colors are to die for. The coloring subtleties on the little birds look like they were done with oil paints and no detail is too small. Then there is the amazing stringer detail..can you tell, I'm a fan? IMO no one does it better and it always puts a smile on my face to have some of her lampwork in my hot little hands!

Manuela's lampwork needed space to be savoured with something bold and modern, as well--so lots of silver-- over 75 grams of silver in fact with just a touch of aquamarine here and there, a dash of amber, and a pair of Turkish sterling silver leaves--so the little birds don't get homesick for a bough to rest on.

Time to fly away home, little birds! As they come to rest around your neck may they bring a smile to your lips and a song to your heart!


Manuela said...

Omg, you did such an amazing work - you are a magician dear Rickie :-), thanks for all your words about my beads.
It´s such a delight for me to see jewelry ideas with my beads and I am so happy when I can take a look at. E. is a happy girl, I am sure she will enjoy the necklace :-).

Rickie said...

Oh, thank you so much Manuela! Working with your art glass beads is always a special treat!

Catherine Howard said...

Fabulous beads, Manuela, and a gorgeous necklace, Rickie!

Rickie said...

Thank you Catherine! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Rickie, no one does it like you. You know I really enjoy your style!

Rickie said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thank you. It's been awhile since we've visited!