Green and Purple

by Joy Masters on March 29, 2010

Don’t be jealous. I was in Ft. Lauderdale last week with my sister vistiting my brother and his partner. It was crazy rain in the Northeast at that same time I was soaking up some rays, collecting broken shells on the beach and yelping as the waves got my shorts wet.

Oh, secondary colors go so well together. And I really like the whole asymmetry thingamabob*. Here is a purpleheart wood pendant and new jade chips from and 3 green swirl glass beads from Blue Echo 2.


*Will soon be in the dictionary. At least it’s better than ain’t.

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Danielle March 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I LOVE this piece! I’ve been struggling to get asymmetry into my necklaces.

I know that I like asymmetry in necklaces (as this one is visually pleasing) and I’ve got a few friends who wear asymmetric necklaces and I’ve loved the look, I think it all matters on how it’s pulled off.

What I find fascinating about this piece is that the asymmetry is symmetric in nature! Love it!

Joy Masters March 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Is it a bad sign that asymmetry makes us feel balanced? What opened it up for me was taking a class with Elizabeth Knodle at The Whole Bead Show. Check out the post on Oct 21, 2009, She designed this necklace that is all about asymmetry, but it works. If you have a chance to take a class with her, go for it. The main take away for me, was to start with a bold bead or collection of beads, sort of towards the bottom (or anywhere, that’s where I usually go) and then balance from there. Does that make sense?

Danielle April 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Thanks for the tip, if I see her up my way of the woods (New England) I’ll see if I can get into the class!

The technique you described does make sense, I think my problem is that I get carried away starting from a clasp!

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