Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Floral Cascade is up to interpretation

By now, if you're a jewelry designer, you've bought, or read, or at least heard about Barbara Lewis' book Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: A Workshop in Painting with Fire. After all, it was the #1 craft book on Amazon last year. I have definitely been bitten by the enameling bug, as you already know if you've read previous posts here on the blog. In her book, she has a necklace design called "Floral Cascade". The following is my interpretation of it, sort of. I must also give a shout out to my friend Cynthia Johnsrud of Ornamental Style, because she also did her own take on the design, which is really what gave me the inspiration to try this design. Thank you Cyndi and Barbara for all the inspiration you've given me.

I used cotton cord instead of wire for the "tendrils".
I made beads in various shades of aqua and blue. I think Barbara's necklace was multi-colored and has the bigger beads at the top and the smaller beads at the bottom....but I gotta be me ;-)

Come back on Saturday to see my Bead Soup creations for the third reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hi Cynth,
    Wow your necklace is so pretty I love the color and the fact that you went from small to large in your cascade. The cotton cord softens the piece and in my opinion makes it more wearable.

  2. I love the colors and the addition of the cord. Yummy! And thanks for the shout out, my enameling friend.

  3. Cynth, every single piece is wonderful, but the last necklace is stunning!


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