Monday, March 30, 2009

Wearable Art!

I'm not what you'd call a "jewelry person"....

That is, I don't go gaga over diamonds and pearls, don't even own any yellow gold, and have never had my ears pierced. Back in the day, my wedding ring, rather than the traditional diamond, was custom made of sapphires, because if I had to wear jewelry, I wanted something different....

But ART jewelry is another story - can't get enough of it. My jewelry box is home to everything from hand painted beads, to art glass, from a miniature kaleidoscope necklace to deliberately mismatched earrings. When it comes to jewelry, the brighter and funkier the better as far as I'm concerned.

I guess I just want something that proclaims "fun" rather than ridiculous expense. ;)

That said, I have yet to keep one of my own creations, but do hope to remedy that this year (I'd really like something fabulous to wear to the Ghoultide Gathering in October!) In the meantime, I'm sending this latest bit of wearable whimsy out into the world via eBay auction.

LOTS of work in this necklace, hehe, and I hope it brings a smile. :) The photo here shows it on orange, but I think it would look amazing on a black sweater.

Next up - a wicked elegant stationary box with all the accoutrements....

Stay tuned! ;)

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee


*retro-rudolphs* said...

SO... diamonds are not a girl's best friend? In all honesty I'm kind of the same way. I don't wear much jewellery, heck I don't even wear a watch most of the time and when I do, it's on my right wrist. (think that's wrong for a "righty")

I can however say that your necklaces are stunning Carolee... love the cat sculpt on this one!


Janine said...

This necklace is wonderfull, I love the cat in the middle,and the little mice and... everything.
How did you do that?
I take my hat off to you.

kind regards

Micki said...

Beautiful cat focal bead!
I'm more a handcrafted jewellery person too, I tend to favour lampwork glass and chunky gemstone nuggets ;)

Micki x

Kathleen Coy said...

Ooo, I love the little skully beads! This is great, Carolee!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

The work alone on each bead is amazing, but this necklace is sheer genuis Carolee! One of my favorites and I am a jewelry lover!

Wishing you big bucks on this one!

Witch Hollow Primitives said...

It is just beautiful, I have always adored your work. I don't know how you do it on such a small format. Wonderful work!

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

This is just wonderful!! Love it. You should wear more jewelry!!! :-)

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Carolee, hope all is well. Delightful blog posts & art work! Beautiful necklace.


~ CONGRATS ~ You have been bestowed with three wonderful Awards. Please pick up your awards on my latest blog post.

Have A Magickal Week.
XOXOs, Lyndy

P.S. Glad the tornado didn't do any hard blowing your way...

jane and the happy crow said...

I can tell that necklace must have taken you ages, its beautiful! How did you make the cat in the middle? Jane xxx

Carolee said...

Thanks very much, all! The bead in the center is sculpted from a wood putty/epoxy product - dries even harder than wood, but in only twenty minutes, so work has to be done fast! :)

~ Carolee

Kingfisher Farm said...

OMG Carolee look at what I missed these past few weeks I was in school! This necklace is fabulous, please make more! Pam