Thursday, January 21, 2010

completed january

I have completed my jan piece http://chaneloldfield.blogspot.com/2010/01/completed-january-bjp-piece-finally.html

12 comments:

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

very interesting shape...it will be fun to see your whole collection of kimonos develop. i really like the focal bead on the belt, too. great job!

Magpie Sue said...

This will be interesting to watch over the course of the year. The first one is definitely a winner!

Carol said...

How pretty! I like that focal bead as well ... ver striking!

Robin said...

Very beautiful... also very Japanese looking!!! I'm curious what made you decide to use this shape? And when you say "It will be challenging to stick with the design," do you mean the same shape or is it your intention to repeat the same beading pattern each month?

Robin A.

Sweetpea said...

Hi Chanel ~ I wanted to leave a comment over on your blog, but your "Comment" button is disabled...just wanted to let you know in case that wasn't your intention...

I wanted to tell you how totally COOL I think your piece is :>]] I bet the possibilities with the kimono shape will be endless and will be great fun to work with this year. I am really looking forward to seeing all that you create!

Whytefeather said...

Very creative idea using a kimono shape, can't wait to watch them appear! All of your work is very lovely. Did you create the face on your Vintage Autumn necklace?

Marty S said...

This is wonderful! I love the kimono shape and the way the beads compliment it. And the necklace in the earlier post is fabulous!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Karin said...

What a beautiful design. The kimono shape is perfect and I can´t wait to see the other ones.
Karin

chanel oldfield said...

Thankyou all for your lovely comments, they are so encouraging to keep going for the rest of the year :) thanks :)

The focal was actually a charm in which i glued a cabochon on to it and cut the little connector loop off :)

Robin i have no idea what really made me choose the shape except that i was searching on the net and come across a few shapes and thought "yep thats the one for me cause its going to challenge me for the year ;)"

Robin i mean it will be challenging coming up with ideas to fill the shape each month, i dont want to stick to the same layout but experiment and see where it leads each month.. i do hope that at the end of the year they are all individually different from each other..

Sweetpea i didnt even know that comments where disabled ... all fixed now thou..

Whytefeather the face cab was made by a Jenni Martin, i was gifted the cab by another fellow beader.

thankyou all for the comments on the other necklace too :) xx

Karen L. Cohen said...

Just gorgeous. I love Japanese Kimonos. Wish I had thought of it! I know an enamelist, Maryann Hunter, who does a lot of gorgeous Kimonos - check them out at:
http://www.hunter-studios.com/M

I can't wait to see you upcoming designs.

flyingbeader said...

Love the shape you've chosen. Are you thinking of doing a string of them & hanging them up someplace? I can see some crystals thrown into some of the pieces & hanging the whole banner someplace where the Sun will catch crystals & bath your room in color.
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Kali said...

That's very lovely -- I like how understated it is. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of pieces evolve!