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From a Reclining Nude to Purple Zebras

by Lyn Foley on January 19, 2008

I took the lampworked glass beads I made the other day (the group inspired by the painting I mentioned here) and sat them on my bead board for a while, just to see if they spoke to me.

Meanwhile, I’ve been experimenting with scraps from a recently purchased assortment of silk fabric leftover from old handmade Japanese kimonos and making cords for my beads. A brilliant fuchsia ikat woven piece called to me even before the beads did, so the largest of the beads made its way into this necklace.  Ah, those colors, they speak to me – loudly! purple necklace


Using the remaining beads from the set, I made earrings, another pendant, and a necklace with sterling silver links in between the beads. I track my inventory using photos and numbers, but etsy wants names. What to name these pieces? The black twisties I made out of my larger rods of glass looked like zebras – crazy zebras, but zebras to me – so, “Purple Zebra” series, welcome to the world!

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