Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Additions to "Made With Silk"

I'm still enchanted with the crocheted silk chain that includes pearls and other beads and objects. Most of the pieces are at least 56" long and some of the new ones are even longer. Some of the recent ones incorporate some cool mother of pearl shapes and disks I recently found. All still can be used as either a versatile necklace in different arrangements or wrapped around the wrist as a cuff bracelet. This pinkish combination of salmon, mauve and very pale pink will work with a lot of different clothing colors.

The images here link to their actual listings in my Etsy shop for more information.

I love to wear linen in warmer weather and I have a few shirts and other pieces in unbleached linen. Wearing neutral colors is something I'm drawn to in the summer so I did a few designs that I think will work very well with clothing and colors schemes like this.

This collection, called "Darker Neutrals," uses brown with beiges and ivory and combines large and smaller pearls with different shapes and sizes of mother of pearl.

And this is a lighter version of my neutral palette that incorporates beige, ivory, taupe and white. All of the pieces in this series are limited editions, typically between 3 and 6 pieces per design due to limits of materials. Exceptions to this tiny edition size include the "Pastel Rainbow" and the new "Rainbow of pearls" where the edition size is between 20 and 25 pieces.

Over the next couple of days, I'll showcase a couple of wonderfully dark versions as well as the three new "bright" versions. These pieces are already listings in my Etsy shop in case you would like a sneak preview!!

Good weather here predicted over our weekend so I hope we make some serious progress in the gardens around here!! Wishing you all a terrific weekend, too!!


Duni said...

Beautiful creations, Karen!
The discs are really eye-catching! The top necklace will go well with all the coral fashions that are the new summer trend :)

Ann said...

Those are beautiful. I love the colors in the first one but the neutrals are lovely too.

Split Rock Ranch said...

They are beautiful! The first one is my favorite. I love the dark peacock freshwater pearl necklace I bought from you - it is gorgeous! Have a fabulous weekend!

randomcreative said...

Love the new design! I finished a neutral cuff myself last night. :) Very inspiring colors.

Anonymous said...

The new designs are very intriguing - like the rainbow sets too - more to my taste for lots of color!

Glenna Frazier said...

Karen, Absolutely took my breath away. I liked every piece.

Beadwright said...

Karen these are stunning.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Karen, I love that red color. Wow, very creative pieces.


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