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 Artbeads.com and 3 green swirl glass beads from Blue Echo 2.

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*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, http://www.thelaughingmoonnyc.com/2009/10/elizabeth-knodle-rocks/. 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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