Saturday, July 12, 2008

Treasures are a Favorite

One of the topics for the Etsybloggers July 21 Blog Carnival is "Tell about your favorite creation and share a picture." Well, I don't have a special piece I prefer over another, but rather a favorite design: the treasure necklace. I forget where I first saw this technique used, but I fell in love when I saw my first one.

Usually I use two strands for these
necklaces, but my "Chipped Treasure" has three.

Fetishes are a favorite component I like to use
-they give the piece a bit of character, and make for a good story.

"Tibetan Blue Star Treasure"

When preparing a treasure necklace, I gather a few colors or beads with the same theme, and lay them out together. It takes a fair amount of time, because the finished piece can easily come out "lopsided."

"Coral and Shell Treasure"

"Turtle Treasure" was my first attempt - for some reason, first attempts and me do well.

I decided to make a high end treasure necklace, with sterling
and turquoise only - that's the "Teepee Treasure."

Some others I've made include "Black Birds" and "Cross and Star."

Treasure necklaces are not just a good way to "destash" but allow those creative juices to flow. They can be very colorful and people just love to gaze at all the details. Just looking at them makes me happy! So I decided to give my blog readers a special opportunity: put "Treasures are a Favorite" in a convo to me before you buy any treasure necklace on Etsy, and I'll make a custom listing with 10% off for you. My small way of spreading the joy.


Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

Thank you for the walk through your creative mind and emotion. Work with a meaning and/or a purpose is one part of the fun. Thinking it up or not, something beautiful still comes of the process.

My two most favorite parts are the beginning and the end.

Cozy said...

What a wonderful necklace design. I love the idea of wearing a collection of treasures.

Brigid said...

I love your treasure necklaces, Deb. You have a great eye for combining beads into unique and interesting patterns.

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Great idea!

Stormy Designs said...

Love your treasure necklaces.

TNT2008 said...

What a wonderful story. I have thought that the Tibetan Blue Star is a beauty.

miesmama said...

They are beautiful, especially love the 'Teepee Treasure' necklace.

Patti said...

How wonderful to see your thought process in creating thse treasures. Each one is more beautiful than the next!

Andrea said...

These are wonderful. I love the idea. And your combinations of beads is beautiful

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