In my last post, I showed you two somewhat "traditional" necklaces that I made for submission to the Westerly Regional Art Show. I made 2 more necklaces, submitted all 4, and just got the results of the jurying process. Happily, two of my pieces were accepted. They are along the "lei" and ruffle lines that I have been playing with lately. I'm pleased they were accepted. It's always interesting to me to see what pieces are juried into art shows. I think the overall "look" of a juried show definitely reflects the preferences of the jury.
Here are the pieces of mine that are in the show. I am really enjoying making this style, and plan to do more over the next couple of months. The piece to the right has a really full look, and sits nicely around the neck. I'm using magnetic clasps to make these easy to wear. The wavy polymer disks are from a translucent cane colored by embossing powders. The matte glass pearls I found were an amazing match and made the back of the necklace lie smoothly.
The other necklace below is made of ruffles instead of disk slices. I made these from bull's eye cane slices that I rolled through the pasta machine on a really thin setting. Then I formed them into ruffles by hand and placed them up against each other to create the joined piece. This necklace also has glass pearls in 2 colors and sizes, as well as some teal round crystals.
This photo to the right is a close-up of the ruffled section. The second photo, below, shows the whole necklace.