12 October 2011

et voila - the collection

I think I'm done ... at least for the time being.  I've got a few components that I haven't used and I have yet to make earrings or bracelets, but I'm kind of fried and need to stop.  
But, gotta say, I really do love the look of this work ...

After deciding on the closure (BTW - thanks again for your comments and opinions!), I did some final tweaking and fine tuning on a few pieces.  One noticeable change, I switched out the Ghana glass for Basha beads that I had stashed away for something special ... I think these super chunky applications fall into the 'something special' category.

Here's the three Basha beads I used.  I also got onto a theme for the number '22'.  I've been seeing 11:11 a lot and I decided to put that into the work.  The two necklaces on the right are "Elevenses", 11 metal beads, 11 fossils; then there's the piece on the left with 3 mondo turtle shell fossils and 19 bronze discs.

A close up of "Elevenses" ...

Of course, I absolutely adore the way the bronze and steel cubes turned out.  Really exceptional ...

So, what's next you say?  I'm going to see what I can get up onto Etsy in the next two days for a bit of a test drive ... see what kind of reaction I get.  Then, this weekend, we're going down to the Atlanta Apparel Mart to walk the show.  I'm looking into doing the show in February and want to get a feel for where my work would fit.  After that, I'm not sure.  I'd been talking to Colleen at Niche about a trunk show of the new work, but if that's going to happen, I definitely need to flush it out with the earrings and bracelets.  I mean, after all, it was finding that sweater at Niche that started this whole new direction.

Okay, time to do some picture taking and pricing and all that ...
So, if anyone is lusting after any of these, check my Etsy shop later today or tomorrow.
with much gratitude and heartfelt blessings ...
l i g a - kvk


  1. Love, love, love. They're all beautiful!

  2. These are amazing!!!!!!! LOVE all of them!!!!!

  3. hi katHy

    some pretty inspiring stuff here.

    love the colours in the basha beads and combined with the other elements - awesome.
    the longer silver cube necklaces also gets my gooley.

    for me, to see them on a 'model' would give a clearer notion of 'size and fit'. thats what often holds me back...

    anyway, can't wait to see what you load up onto etsy,


  4. Kathy, the Basha beads was a really good call; I can't even describe what I feel when I see that combination except ABSOLUTELY "something special."
    vickie in kc

  5. Taking deep breaths and enjoying all your positive responses ... feeling so very thankful, so very blessed.


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