Thursday, January 25, 2018

Victorian Inspired Mixed Media Necklace


 
 

I don't know about you, but this whole week slipped away unnoticeably and smoothly and somehow I lost the thread of it all.
My full time job is keeping  me on my toes, tearing me away from my beloved hook, laughing out at my long term plans, tripping me every few steps. Hence progress in my creative world is slow but I am thankful for every single minute I can spare and create.
 
 
 
I started with the idea of a collection that would be entirely inspired by the Victorian era - you might remember my Victoriana brooches I made back in 2016. I am still hooked up on the idea for the collection and several pieces are already in progress, but this one got finished first and it was the easiest piece I have ever tackled.
 
 
 
It literally got finished in 15 minutes because I used flowers that had already been made and to top it I also added a pin given to me by a dear colleague which wasn't worn much but now I will flaunt it happily. 
 
 
 
After I took the photos I realized it could bear more bling so I am all set to adding some more of my pastel pearl beads. My motto of late has been if you think less is more, think twice. Because it has proven that the more I add the better it gets. So less is never more when it comes to my creations and that is it. Before I ramble some more, I wave you goodbye, but please come tomorrow - I have some girl brooches to show you.
 

23 comments:

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

You're absolutely right: we need more bling into our lives! You've created a gorgeous necklace! I LOVE all your crochet jewelry!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

What beautiful necklaces you have created Maya. I love the pretty colors and flowers and it reminds me of spring!!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you dear Marjan! I made this especially for me and I feel I am going to wear it a lot!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! I made it in my favourite colors and it does evoke spring with them :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! I always think more is better. :)

Sigrid Swinnen said...

Gorgeous! You've inspired me, you know, I'm making a mixed media flower-thing myself at the moment. It's not yet finished and it was meant to be an embellishment for my handbag that is rather boring. Hope to get it as marvelous as your creations!

Alhana said...

I am usually a supporter of 'less is more' until it comes to your creations. What a gorgeous necklace! The silver pin matches the chain while making a delicate contrast with the peach hues and makes it look very nice all together. :-)

Divya N said...

Minimalism has its perks but it is overrated. Have you heard of Iris Apfel's "More is more" philosophy? You might enjoy looking into it. Your necklace reminds me of an image of ballet dancer (in her tutu) setting with a pile of spring flowers at her feet

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, so glad to hearvthat Sigrid! Cannot wait to see it!

Maya Kuzman said...

Awgh.. you said it so beautifully Alhana! Thank you!

Maya Kuzman said...

I know Iris but risking to be misunderstood, I will say that her more is too much. I hope my creations are not starting to look like made according to her image, with all due respect.

Kim said...

Oh, that lovely little piece of bling is perfect. Love this pretty necklace, the soft pretty hues and that lovely piece of lace. I am always inspired by the gorgeous pretties you imagine, dear Maya.

Michelle Leslie said...

I always love your creations Maya. They're just so incredibly beautiful and totally unique in every way. I hope your day job doesn't give you too much grief though and that you do find more time to do the things you're so passionate about

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kim! I believe that a little piece of lace gives a completely different feel to everything. The base was actually a piece I saved from a tablecloth.

Maya Kuzman said...

Much obliged Michelle! I plan to quit in several months. Hoping for no drastic changes that would alter that.

VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

Maya, these are lovely (I looked at the others too), and can't wait to see what you'll come up with next. I love the Victorian look in so many ways, especially in the lace and rhinestones, and the whole girly girl look. I've always loved shabby chic. You're doing it right here!

Jelica - A Pretty Fix - Craft Blog said...

I love all things Victorian and this looks soooo pretty! (I'm actually watching a move at the moment set in the Victorian era, so this has got me doubly inspired). You are one creative and talented woman!

handmade by amalia said...

Beautiful work. I've just finished binging on the series Victoria, did you watch it?
Amalia
xo

Barbara Chapman said...

Really cute! Just seeing your post from over at the Sweet Inspiration party. Pinned for you! <3

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you dear! Whatever I do I cannot keep myself too far away from the Victorians. It is stronger than me :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Jelica. There will be more of these to come.

Maya Kuzman said...

No,I haven't! Can you believe that??? But I certainly will!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Barbara! Much obliged!