May 18, 2009

Peekaboo...I see you!

Peekaboo Mixed Media Necklace Copyright 2009 Margot Potter


Sometimes the muse is with you 100% and can take you from inspiration to fabulous finished designs in seconds flat! Yay Muse! Yay fabulosity! Yay something else but I’m not sure what so I guess I should stop typing now...

The folks at
Rings & Things just keep coming up with wickedly cool products for the jewelry making afficionado. Here’s a design I whipped up super fast using their new hammered oval footage gun metal chain, black rattail #1 weight and some random stuff I had lying around the studio. I have a bead board on the sliding component of my work desk (the one the keyboard should go on...were I even marginally normal) and it’s my catch all for the beads that didn’t quite make it into a design. This bead board is constantly overflowing, but it’s a great one stop shop for accent beads! I rummaged for some beads that matched and added them to the chain and the top of the rusty vintage keyhole I decoupaged with a flapper image peeking through. I have a keyhole collection I’ve been slowly amassing over the past few years...I have plans for them. Yes. Yes I do. I added a gunmetal key and one frayed rattail bow accent and that was all she wrote. The plan is to let that rattail keep unraveling...so this piece gets cooler with age.

Rings & Things also sent me a copy of their extensive and information packed
Gemstone Bead Index. I have always felt they have THE best website in the jewelry making biz in terms of information about what you’re actually buying and extensive gem history, lore and fun facts. Love them for that.

They sent me three cell phone lariats and a serpentine necklace in both gold and silver plate. Leave a comment and I select someone to receive these goodies along with a generous mix of beads randomly selected from my Bead Board of Wonders! I’ll announce a winner next week, please check back to see if you won and email me at
theimpatientcrafter@gmail.com if you have problems leaving a comment and if you win so you can claim your prize. I can’t hunt you down all over the interwebs...it’s up to you to get that mailing address to me!

xoxo
Madge

19 comments:

Irene Lenihan said...

I love the design of that necklace. Very creative. I didn't know about that website either. I'm off to find new stuff to create with. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie Gidden said...

Love it Margot! Oh, and the "random stuff I had lying around the studio"....I SO wish that I could create half as well as you with my random stuff.....yours is SUPERB! Of to go check out the site and book!

Warmly,
Leslie

Dave Robertson said...

Thanks for letting us peep at the keyhole :) And BTW, what a stylish background to dispaly this neat creation on!

--Dave
(@Rings_Things on Twitter)

artsygringa said...

I love that necklace. I also love rings and things. Happily waiting for an order myself!

artsygringa said...

Love it!

Dawno said...

Great use of the Rings & Things items - inspirational, too, as I've been staring at them since they came in (except for the cell phone lariats) and wondering what I could use them for. Have the rat-tail and some beads out already, but now I'm going to try and use the links, too. Thanks!

Susan said...

Anything gunmetal is hot in my opinion. Love the design!

Juli's Jewels said...

I just got a copy of the Rings & Things Gemstone guide myself, at one of their traveling beads shows. Wow, is it packed with alot of info.

Danni said...

OMG I love it! I think it's just so cool. I mean you have a vintage keyhole colletcion I only have a grungeboard keyhole! I LOVE YOUR DESINGS!!

Danni (:

Kelli said...

Who won the last contest?

Anonymous said...

I wish I could win I rarely win thesse kinds of things. Well I love your design it is amazing!!!!
Danni

Sandy said...

How very generous of you. I love watching you craft - you're a genius! Well - to me, at least. TY for the opportunity to win some really cool stuff that was yours!

The Accidental Philosopher said...

I want to follow you on Twitter but i cant find you! Alas... I am August's sadness. :(

Margot Potter said...

@margotpotter is my Twitter!

Cheers,
Madge

thecolorofdreams said...

I like your necklace design. Please enter me in your drawing. I will be going to a rings and things road show next month and I can not wait!

singtatter said...

Beautiful necklace, love the gunmetal colours. Thanks for the giveaway!

postal orphan said...

The necklace is wicked cool - love the way you pulled all those random pieces together (like Leslie said - if only I could do that!!). Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Carole M. said...

Thanks Madge for the opportunity to be 'in it to win it' :) Creativity feeds my inner soul too.

Malla said...

When I switched from a desktop to a laptop the first thing I repurposed was the keyboard drawer, and it too holds the odds and ends of my design process. I keep thinking I should look for a second one as the first one is quite full and I don't want to clean it out!