Saturday, June 13, 2009

Honoring Nancy

Today, I would like to post about a very talented porcelain artist: Nancy Schindler. She has a lovely feature in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine this summer. She created the most beautiful peacock *work of art* necklace that I fell in love with at the beginning of this year when she first revealed it as an entry to an Art Bead Scene blog challenge. This necklace is perfect for the feel this magazine gives a reader.

She sells her gorgeous jewelry at local art markets and on Etsy. Recently, she began offering the peacock components in her "extras" shop. I think I cleaned her out the very first day she posted them! I've had these for a while now and they are so pretty on their own that I knew I'd have to keep the designs for them simple. You might remember the very first one I did was layered with one of my wood pendants. Here are a few more that I've created for my upcoming Art Fair next Saturday.

Layered upon a Lillypilly Designs shell and accented with shimmery glass beads:
Nancy extended the length of the peacock's feathers in her design by making wire wrapped loops. Inspired by that, I wired one to a wood fan and added a simple drop and chain:These are going to be hard to let go of - I just love how they turned out!
Catch up with Nancy on her blog.

Get on over to her shops and treat yourself:

And be sure to check out Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine! I know I've been selfish in only talking about her peacock pieces - everything she makes is so cool!!! You'll see.

4 comments:

SueBeads said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Nancy's work, too. You did such a nice job pairing the pendants with the lillypilly shell and the wood fan - what a great addition to the design!

SharonP said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You created some beautiful necklaces--I would wear one in a heartbeat! I have the Belle Armoire magazine and I'm so glad Nancy's in it-she deserves it. You are two very talented ladies!

Round Rabbit said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are too sweet, Heather! Thanks so much for the many kind words. And I LOVE what you did with the peacock beads! :)

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I love how you pulled off these combinations making them both ethereal and very grounding at the same time. Lovely work!