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Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry

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Moonlight and Shadows freeform peyote necklace, detail

Moonlight and Shadows

freeform peyote, Gin Blossom focal by Jeannie Dukic, hardware washers, pressed glass & seed beads, metal button closure
© 2012

My last design from 2012 takes it's cue from Steampunk and Victorian designs, at once both feminine and delicate, and industrial in feel. Featuring Jeannie's black and silver Gin Blossom focal. I worked with three different types of silvered beads: opaque metallic reminding me of hematite, transparent silver lined with sky blue and slightly larger beads (gotta love the consistent sizing!) that have the sheen of hematite, but are semi-transparent. Also worked with shiny opaque black Czech seed beads, opaque matte black Japanese seed beads and an assortment of Chinese crystals in blacks and silvers. Very international!

Designed as a short, collar-length necklace, the blue-lined silver beads reminded me of strands of moonlight, and well you can see where the name came from, from there.

Moonlight and Shadows necklace, freeform peyote

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