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Welcome to the Studio of Cindy Gimbrone!
Time is flying by, I can hardly believe it's October and into the full flush of the fall foliage. It hardly seems a year has come and gone almost since our family vacation to New York City for Thanksgiving. That's where I was struck by the architectural medallion hanging on the front of Radio City Music Hall like a necklace around the neck of a runway fashion model. My mind started racing and I knew this had to be one of the inspiration pieces for the Art Bead Scene Challenge. I stood on the crowded sidewalk on that Thanksgiving Thursday snapping away trying to keep my excitement at bay. For me, the inspiration was in the metal, the hand forming and enamel of the piece.
There is alot in the piece to be inspired by, technique, materials, style, color. To over use a Thanksgiving reference, it's a cornucopia of ideas!
Taking a cue from the materials, I ran home and created a necklace with metal clay.
I premiered Hiding Withing Myself on my blog with the intention to write a tutorial for ABS. It's a very easy beading/stringing project to make:
1 Stile Floreal: Sunflower Pendant
1 Vintaj 40mm donut
1 15mm Vintaj jump ring
7 Vintaj 4.75 jump ring
1 10mm Vintag jump ring
2 5mm x 9mm Swarovski pink crystal briolettes
2 4mm round periot beads
10 inches 22 gauge brass wire
1 12mm Vintaj lobster clasp
18 inches Vintaj 6.5mm x 9.5mm etched chain
Chainnose pliers (2)
Beading Skills Required:
Opening and closing jump rings.
Making eye pins.
1. Attach the 12mm lobster clasp to the chain using the 4.75 jump ring.
2. Assemble the pendant. Attach the Stile Floreal Pendant to the 40mm donut with the 15mm jump ring. Close the 15mm jump ring.
3. Optional: Make an eyepin by creating a loop at one end of the 22 gauge wire. String on the periot bead. Make a loop at the top. Repeat with the second peridot bead. Open one of the 4.25 jump rings and string the pink briolette onto it. Close the jump ring. Repeat with the other briolette.
3. Find the middle of the necklace/chain. This is where your pendant will hang. Open the 10mm jump ring and string on the peridot, pink briolettes and the pendant. Attach the 10mm jump ring to the center of the necklace.
The Vintaj donut is a perfect frame for the Stile Floreal pendant - wear it and enjoy!
So today's question is, what project is on your design table today? Please leave a comment and you'll be entered to win two (2) feet of Vintaj 6.5mm by 9.5mm chain.
I look forward to reading your comments!