Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tangerine Tango

Another beautiful lineup of original designer jewelry from the Etsy Beadweavers Team comes from the July Challenge theme "Tangerine Tango".  Following are just a few of these beautiful pieces.

Tangerino Floral Symphony -EBWC JULY
daniellart, Daniella

Tangerine Tango beadwoven earrings

Tangerine Zest Crystal Bracelet EBWC
beadn4fun, Chris Maj

ArtMasquerading, Nina C. Dillman\

Tangerine Fresh Bracelet for June EBWC "Tangerine Tango"
TheSpecialCase, Maria Kiseleva

Sammy's Fishie Cuff Bracelet -  EBWC -Goldfish Cuff

njdesigns1, Norma Jean Dell


EBWC Tango Tangerine Supremes Cuff

Here's my Etsy Treasury of these lovely tangerine beauties:

My entry was inspired by visualizing the tango.  I wanted to capture the mood and movement as it is performed.  My first challenge was to create in bead form what I saw in my head and I knew I wanted a pendant that captured the deliberate and graceful kicks and steps of the dance.  This following picture was my interpretation of one of the poses of the dance. 

Tangerine Tango Necklace, EBWC for July

My necklace has two of these on each side of a triple pendant created to unify them.  The broken scallop necklace is a representation of the progressive flirtation of the dance as the couple moves along the dance floor:  close embrace, subtle outsteps, embracing arches and overt declaration!   I loved how it all turned out. The process was made even more wonderful because I was staying with my 20-year-old granddaughter, recovering from gall bladder surgery and working on her smashbook. Her input at crucial points kept me from discouragement as I reworked the pendant portion time and again.

Voting on the Etsy Beadweaver's Team Challenge is open until July 16 at  Drop by and vote for your favorite.

Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you Happy Tangerine Dreams!!!


  1. Wow Luella; stunning pieces! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Those bead weavers sure are clever. I love the goldfish one the best. What is a smashbook?

    1. Smashbook is the latest craze in memory keeping. To me the book looks like a journal that is already partially scrapbooked and you then purchase more scrapbooking items to go with your photos or pictures of favorites, inspirational sayings, etc. We have a store chain here called Michaels that is doing very well with these.

  3. Love the warm and bright colored pieces!

  4. Lovely! I just voted for your necklace. I love the story behind it....makes it a winner to me...

  5. YOur pendant is absloutley stunning!! loved all the tangerine pieces as well:) ooooh and I know what a smash book is . . .I started doing one for my vacation . .lol

  6. Wow they are all so intricate. Some of the orange coloured ones remind me of sweets. Blessings Niki x

  7. What a beautiful collection of pieces! Your group is so talented. I need to to go vote for your necklace.