Monday, April 30, 2007

Nina in drag..

I made this necklace over the weekend; a gift for a friend. As you can see it was heavily influenced by Nina - and yet no-one taking a close look would confuse it with a genuine Nina - hence the title. My soldering is coming along and I do like the rhiolite stone beads and carved rose. The back of the square charm has a piece of vintage music and the word dream.
It seems that most of what I am working on at the moment are gifts and long term projects so I have decided not to feel guilty about posting pictures to my blog before items arrive.
This amazing ATC and charm are gifts from Dawn - a talented artist I am blessed to have as a friend. I do wish you could see all the layers and detail behind that microscope slide -beautiful.


Jane P said...

Just love the necklace Julie- A true original of yours! Keep making your style!! I was lucky enough to see Dawn's gifts in the flesh-they are so good!!

Doreen G said...

Jule your necklace is amazing-I love the art that you are creating-and the Atc from Dawn is just out of this world.

LisaOceandreamer said...

Julie that necklace is AMAZING!!! Wow, you really have this jewelry thing nailed!
And that ATC, wow, love all the detail!

I really need to get my soldering iron out and finally give it a go!


Natalie B said...

Julie your jewellery is just blowing me away. Lovely necklace and your friend will be overjoyed with such a special gift. Love Dawn's ATC and charm also.

Fabulous work Julie!!

dogfaeriex5 said...

OMG!! nina would be so proud of you! lucky duck the new owner of this stunningly beautiful necklace....4gold stars to you my friend!!! awesome..

Ro Bruhn said...

A beautiful piece Julie, I agree with the above ladies, Nina would be very proud of you. I love the ATC and bottle top too.

Dotee said...

Julie - I LOVE this necklace! And I know your friend will adore it too. It will be such a lovely surprise. You are so, so good at this.

Nina would be so proud of you.

Love the ATC and charms from our friend Dawnie too. She makes such wonderful art..

Love you sweetpea xoxoxo

Judy said...

Necklace is just great. You are so talented. i know what you mean about posting things on your blog before people recieve them - it's hard to hold back, my life story!!!

Megan Pickwell said...

Julie, the necklace is beautiful - you have managed so well to put your own touch on a learned technique. What a fortunate friend you have.

cheeky said...

I love the charm bit. The back sounds neat with a vintage music piece, how clever is that?
You did a lovely job.

Ursula Clamer said...

I just love the title of the blog,it makes me giggle. REally nice piece ogf jewellery Julie, and great news that you are pleased with how your soldering is coming along. Ux

ursual clamer said...

Whoops - previous comment should have read 'titoe of your post' not blog, you probably worked that out though!

Gunnels blog said...

I really love your necklace - it´s wonderful! You friend will love it too!
the ATC you have got is really good!

thank you for the nice comment on my blog :-))