Monday, August 3, 2009

Dance of the Fire Phoenix

I created this piece for the Create Your Style Creative Beading Awards 2008 in Australia, organised by Crystal Park and Creative Beading magazine, and sponsored by Swarovski company. At the time, I was organising a holiday to Thailand, and I saw pictures of Thai dancers with their unique postures and colourful costumes. I also came across pictures of some gorgeous Swarovski crystal pendants in fire opal colours. I wanted to create a piece that would incorporate all these images in my mind. I wanted the piece to be feminine, exotic and dazzling, like an Oriental princess, like a phoenix rising from fire in a blaze of glory. The piece was constructed with Swarovski crystals and gold filled wires using various wire wrapping techniques. This necklace was awarded first prize in the competition.

6 comments:

  1. That is absolutely amazing!!!!!

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  2. Thanks for your lovely comment, Chez.

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  3. I am totally in awe!! Eye candy to the max

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  4. Thank you for your compliment,Shaiha.

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  5. I looked at all your pieces (on the blog),but I couldn't resist to keep my mouth shut anymore when i saw this one.
    extraordinary.
    I'm so amazed of what people like you can do.
    just great.

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  6. Thank you, Leti. This is one of my favourite pieces too. Your comments are much appreciated. :)

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