VBDR 2023 Additional Colorway Reveal!
Have you signed up for the Virtual Beaders Dream Retreat for 2023? I hope so! If not, I think we might have room for a few more people during the second weekend. Sign up here.
My project for this event is called the Carolingian. It's a pretty large necklace, a true statement piece. You can still wear it with your jeans and party with your kitties/puppies while wearing this necklace, but it's a fancy schmancy knockout of a necklace.
And as such, this will take time to complete. It is however well worth the time and love invested.Just be ready for taking your time with it and don't expect to get too far in class. I will have some video bits besides the regular instructions to aid you in your lengthy beady journey.
Before I show you the pretties, let me make sure I emphasize the following as much as I can:
DUE TO THE HIGHLY LIMITED NATURE OF MATERIALS I HAVE ON HAND, I WILL HAVE LIMITED NUMBERS OF KITS FOR EACH COLORWAY. IF YOU ARE PARTICULARLY ATTACHED TO ONE, MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE YOUR CHOICE AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL FROM DREAMERS BEAD RETREAT INSTRUCTING YOU TO PICK.
Initially I was going to name the different colorways after different rulers of the Carolingian dynasty, but chances are you won't find Charles Martel and Pippin the Short the most attractive names for a necklace your will be working on for a long time, so instead they are named after places that may or may certainly not have anything to do with the Carolingian dynasty.
The original colorway shall be known as Burgundy.
Here is what it looks like on.
In case your computer screen lies a lot, this colorway is green and purple.The three dimensional leather flower in the center is metallic stingray print lambskin. This colorway might be called Burgundy, but that's after Burgundy in France it's named after, not the wine color. This piece is thoroughly purple. This colorway is going to be $165.
The next colorway is called Paris. The overall feel is silver, fuchsia and black. The leather flower in its center is a fur on lambskin that's black and fuchsia. This would be loved by people who are fond of flamingos, pink martinis and who aren't shy.
It pairs well with black. I threw on a simple black turtle neck dress with it and some hot pink lipstick and grew magical dark sexy curls. This colorway will set you back $135.
The third colorway is called Florence. Olive/green embossed leather flower in its center is combined with mellow sagey tones and volcano stone.
It's a sweet and mellow combo. I could not help but pair it with some incarnadine tones to show its best side.
My magical locks came in pastel pink and beach wavy to showcase this version's romantic beauty.This kit is going to cost $165.
Last but not least, I give you Santa Fe. The center flower portion of this version sports silver crocodile embossed leather. This works beautifully with the bright turquoise and the bright red. Yes. There is nothing subtle about this one. It is glorious in its virulent coruscating vivacity.
I decided to pair this with a simple but elegant navy dress and sprouted beautiful, long blonde locks for it.
The Santa Fe colorway kits will be $155.
Just a little bit more info in general about this project: the backing on all these necklaces will be velvet. Soft, plushy, comfy and easy to work with. The pewter center piece ( in the center of the flower) is Cynthia Thornton's work of Green Girl Studios. The shinies are Chinowski, because #FUCKSWAROVSKI and the horse they rode in on. Depending on the colorway, some colorways feature galaxy cabs by Melody Cross, some have Chinovsky cabs. All but the Paris colorway have genuine silk covered cords, Paris has velvet.
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