Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Cuff For Chopped Liver

Hah, I seem to have this turquoise thing going on.  Beej's urchin, named Chopped Liver, needed a moe-opal something.  So, I thought, in my wonderfulness, that I'd make her an opal that was a mix of slate and denim blue then I could make her a contemporary necklace in shiny silver.  Hah, again.  The best laid plans.  :(  I get out my Adirondack inks and proceed to make the opal.  Looks great!  Perfect color and I'm a happy girl.

Then I cured it.  For reasons known only to the clay gods, the opal came out...PINK!  Yep, salmon pink.  Why me?  And I can't begin to tell you just how pukey that looked in the silver contemporary setting.  CL would have thrown it out the window!  It was not pretty.  :(  So, I spent the next couple weeks trying to decide what to do.  And making cuffs in the interim.

It finally dawned on me that opals really don't lend themselves all that well to contemporary designs.  So, I gave up on the uber cool and made this instead.
I think CL will like this.  If not, her mom will steal it.  :D  And who names their kid Chopped Liver, anyway?   :D

12 comments:

Melobeau said...

The entire design is cohesive and gorgeous. I especially like the little beaded flowerettes and the way the turquoise hues compliment each other, not to mention the lovely "opal". I think CL is going to love it. Very cool!

Knightwork Studio said...

Chopped Liver here. I'm feeling very spoiled. This is awesome! And I mean awesome as am I am awed. So beautiful! I have so many things I can ware this with. I may never take it off! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

twizzy said...

wonderful!!! ^^

AlmondJoy said...

The Moepal and the bracelet are both gorgeous. Great job!

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Very lovely, awesome work Moe!!

Böbe Ikotics bezsi-beds said...

Very lovely, awesome work Moe!!

MoeArt said...

Thanks, Anita! The Anita Seal of Approval. I's a happy girl! :D

MoeArt said...

See, you guys...there truly IS a Chopped Liver! :D

You're welcome, sweetie. I'll mail it out soon. Hunnibunni is very sick so I'm playing nurse.

MoeArt said...

Thanks a bunch, Twizzy! :D

MoeArt said...

Thank you, Col! I love it too. Even if it is blue. :D

MoeArt said...

Thanks, Trina Stranger! xoxo

MoeArt said...

Thank you so much, Bobe! And thanks for coming to my blog! :D