Thursday, October 30, 2008

FADE TO BLACK - Finished or UFO?


This is an Opal Agate faceted bead that I wanted to turn into an embroidered cab. The stone itself is 1-5/8" wide.
The stone is perfect rusty orange, then gray, fading to really dark, dark brown but the entire bead is surrounded in black. The large beads encircling it are kind of a strange iridescent orange/gold that picks up the gold stripe down the center of the stone. The next circle of beads are faceted black bicones. I could be done here. But, in the fashion of Jamie Cloud Eakins, I think I will add loops bale and fringe all around it. I also plan to make matching earrings. I have two small fat coin beads that are also orange Opal Agate. I already have the design in mind. I love this piece. It is so ME.

13 comments:

Tracey N. said...

no Carol, it is not you at all, I think its me and you need to send it to me now.....lol! Seriously if this is you then I love you! What a beautiful stone. I cant wait to see it finished. the earring will complete a stunning set. Lovely, work! Hugs my friend, Tracey

Healingstones said...

Gosh - that's a beauty. I love agate - so many different types. I have some large dragonscale agate beads I am meaning to make into pendants. Have you ever seen it? It's really beautiful (I'll have to post a pic!)

freebird said...

It's looking nice so far. I just came over from Mary Tafoya's blog where she is lucky enough to have nearby beaders. I saw your comment and came here to find you are nowhere near where I live in Arizona. Boo hoo! There just are no nearby beaders!

Lynn said...

OOHH. This is beautiful - your selection of beads is so perfect for this amazing stone.

Plays with Needles said...

This stone is just beautiful and you finished it perfectly.

dochoamom said...

OOOOhhhh Carol... Beeeutiful ! But you knew that... Call you in a few minutes... Love, Deb

SueU said...

Beautiful cab and beautiful beading, your finishing plan sounds wonderful. Can't wait to see the completed set.

GraceBeading said...

The stone is beautiful and your beading compliments it perfectly. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Camilla La Mer said...

I love the work you are doing with this stone. What a beautiful representation of you! The colors are perfect for our changing season as well...

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous stone. Looks like a beautiful beginning to something spectacular I'm sure!

rairie said...

I love the simplistic look right now and wonder if you will take away from the stone if you embellish it or if it will simply make it pop more? Helpful right? I think I would favor the adding of more more more. It is just going to get better. Or...
Love it. Deb only in FL now.

Gammie said...

I love this stone and what you have done to it. Whatever else you do to it will be gorgeous, as your work always is.

Jeanne

Hélène H said...

That's already a beautiful jewel, I look forward to seing what you do next with it !