The bead I received was the egg yolk yellow and turquoise one at the bottom right of the picture. I don’t work with yellow very much but the turquoise is such a lovely foil for it and this bead has such a sunny disposition I couldn’t help but smile. This was obviously going to be a summer piece and after playing around with a few ideas I decided on a necklace – a very simple design because I think it lets the colours and the shapes sing.
I managed to find some lampwork pumpkin beads that were a perfect match and wired the beads together with bronze wire to create a yoke. I used some pretty little Magnesite rice beads strung on waxed linen to hang the yoke from and completed the necklace with a handmade bronze hook clasp
And that’s it – nothing fussy or flashy but very eye catching I think…
While I was working on this the John Denver song ‘Sunshine on my shoulders’ kept running through my head so I took this as a sign and named the necklace after it.
We haven’t seen much sun here in the UK yet but appropriately we do have blue sky and sunshine this morning so maybe my necklace could be the harbinger of summer – you never know…
Many thanksto Sue for the beads and you can see what the other participants have done with their beads by clicking on the inks below and I hope you all have a happy and sunny weekend.
Birgitta Lejonklou http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/
Heidi Post http://www.expostfactojewelry.blogspot.com/
Lola Surwillo http://beadlolabead.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
AJE design team
Jennifer Cameron http://glassaddictions.com/
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com/
Linda Landig http://www.lindasbeadblog.com/
Melissa Meman http://melissameman.blogspot.com/
Rebekah Payne http://www.treewingsstudio.com/