Monday, June 6, 2011

Starry, Starry Night

Starry, Starry Night
I'm so excited to share the photos of this special necklace with you.  I made it as a gift for my sister Amy for her birthday.  Even though her birthday isn't for another week, we celebrated her birthday and my Dad's birthday yesterday at a wonderful family BBQ.  We missed my baby sister and her family as she was working. :( 

For Amy's birthday I wanted to give her something really special.  Something she couldn't just go to the store and buy.... or she would consider frivolous and not spend the money on for herself.  She's so generous with others and when it comes to spending money on things for herself, she's very economical.

When I set out to make Amy's birthday present, I knew I wanted it to be in the blue family.  Amy just loves that deep, rich blue.  And I might add, with her fair skin, red hair and the only blue eyes of my siblings, it's a great color on her!  So I brought her personality along with her personal tastes into this bead embroidered necklace.

I'm calling this piece Starry, Starry Night because once it was finished that's exactly what it reminded me of.  The deep blue glass center surrounded by vitrail FP Czech Glass rounds looked like stars in the sky.  In the chain I used some gunmetal and frosted sapphire Toho seed beads, Black diamond & sapphire swarovski crystals and a gunmetal chain to tie it all together.  The bead embroidered pendant was again stitched on Nicole's BeadBacking in grey... which was perfect with the vitrail beads.

I matching pair of earrings using sapphire & crystal rondelles & bicones.  For a fun factor, I used my jig and created at little twisty turvy curly loopy headpin, which made Amy (another curly girl) smile.

Amy loved it.  I cried tears of happiness (I know, I'm such a sap) and it was a great day for everybody.  Hope your birthday is absolutely wonderful next week Amers!  Love you lots!

xoxo,
Your Big Sis
Crystal Jewelry Creations

3 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

Wow...the necklace is gorgeous Dawn...I'm sure Amy absolutely loved it...I can just see her with her red hair and blue eyes...this necklace would look amazing I'm sure!!!

Enjoy the day...
Cheers

Abracadebra Designs said...

Beautiful. What a lucky sister you have.
-Debbie

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Thanks Heather & Debbie! Amy loved the necklace and it was so "Amy" when she put it on. I appreciate you both stopping by and commenting. You made my day!

Have a terrific week!
{Hugs!}

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