Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cleo's Turquoise

This cross reminds me of a piece of jewelry Cleopatra might wear. Can't you just see Claudette Colbert with this around her beautiful neck? I think it has to do with the shape of the vintage rhinestone shoe clip I used. I added nuggets of turquoise, those that weren't perfect, but with uneven beauty. The Czech crystal beads are also vintage, with the most interesting and irregular shape. They were bought from a vendor at the last Gem & Jewelry Show. Also added, were wrapped Swarovski crystal rondells and several flat sterling silver beads with great texture.
This will make someone I know very happy.

10 comments:

Carmi said...

I love this!

Daryl said...

Me too! ;-)

Dale said...

This is totally beautiful. I just love the way you used the shoe piece here... so very charming! I am totally inspired by the way you did this!

I found your blog through 'the altered page'. I poked around a bit, and i really like what i see here. I've added you to my bloglines, and look forward to comming back to new posts :).

Sandra L. said...

This is beautiful! I wish I were "somebody" getting this necklace! ;)

pam q said...

Well, I know it would certainly make me happy! Oh, my! You sure have a way with turquoise!!! Just awesome as usual!

Deryn Mentock said...

Wow..this is really gorgeous Diane! Another beautiful creation from your hands...

Chris said...

Lovely, Darling, just lovely~~(I'm drawling this as I lounge on my barge, smoking a long cigarette in a cigarette holder...Bette Davis sophisticated. Not like me at all~lol!)
Cool piece gal. love the elements. Love the turquoise.

Country Girl said...

Dear Diane,
I loved the story Daryl wrote about your cross on her post this morning! Your jewelry is fantastic! Now I know who you are!! Thanks for making my morning more beautiful today.

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

This is gorgeous! But your things always are.
I just dropped in to tell you that you have an award waiting for you over at my blog!

Sandi McBride said...

How beautiful! Here via Daryl who mentioned you in her post. Can't wait to view your wares!
Sandi