I created this necklace as a result of two needs: first, to give my Mother a black and white/monochrome piece; second, to create a necklace which was inspired by Bella, our black and white Wicklow Collie...
She seems to have approved the results. I have used here lots of Czech glass beads with a black and white "Dalmatian" pattern and several cute shapes: square, sphere, disc, oblongs, swirly, flowery and polka dotty etc. I bought them in a lovely shop in Prague some years ago - whose name I can't recall right now. I also used Swarovski crystal cubes, Swarovski black separators with embedded strass chatons, black obsidian round beads, clear polished glass beads and more of my little Japanese treasures: several black glass beads with millefiori pattern from the 50's ( made in Osaka) and a beautiful Tonbodama by Japanese bead artist Naomi.
Below, some details of the Czech glass beads that are so "Bella"...
The Japanese millefiori are adorable, small and cute. I have them in several colours. Again, click on the picture to magnify and appreciate the details...
The big tonbodama represents Bella's heart, flowers, nature, grass, some kibble maybe, all little things that make her happy. Black and white were used not only because she is black and white, but also to convey the way she sees the world: not much colours, a bit faded, but still full of joy. The millefiori are cute, because Bella is... cute! That was it. Simple as that.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The Bella necklace...
Posted by Andrea Leite Marques at 9:30 PM
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Such a beautiful necklace! Your mother is very lucky.ReplyDelete
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