Thank you all for the good karma you have sent me in response to the grand opening notice. Establishing the Q by Dezine Online Gallery was long overdue, but sometimes it was difficult to pry myself out of my studio. The gemstones and beads are like a treasure trove, each stone waiting to be chosen for the perfect piece. And my glass inventory is like a box of crayons just begging to be used. How can I resist?
I often buy stones, beads, and glass because I am attracted to some quality—their color, sparkle, texture—and without any specific design in mind. I consider them like seeds that are planted somewhere in my mind, and from which the flower of a design will grow. The necklace “Galaxy” is a great example.
I bought six flame worked beads, each a different color and design, from a fellow artist that I met at show and barely looked at them for two years. One day when I picked up the grey and black bead, the ideas just flowed to create “Galaxy”. The flame worked focal bead is framed with sterling wire in a manner that accents the bead without obscuring its beauty. The obsidian and hematite pick up the colors in the focal bead to create a strong image. A lovely statement piece! In January I was again inspired and created very different necklaces from two more of those flame worked beads. I promise to post photos soon. Enjoy! Q
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