Friday, March 5, 2010

Dressed for a Mad Party

I spent part of Friday creating a necklace to wear to the Shop Bellevue party. Trying something new, I created a mixed media piece with one of my Alice in Wonderland beads.

I used annealed wire to hand craft all the links and the hook clasp.
I made another seam binding bead too, for this one I was hoping for a more aged look so I antiqued the ribbon in instant coffee first.

With my necklace completed it was off to the party. It was hard to miss the gals who work at the Beadery, they were in full costume.
This somewhat creepy Mad Hatter would pop into the shop from time to time during the evening... I'm fairly certain it was not tea in that tea cup.
These fabulous ladies were set up at the Beadery too, they both create lamp work beads. The one on the left is also teaching soldering classes tomorrow, I would love to attend but this weekends schedule doesn't allow it...bummer.
We were also treated to a visit by several royals, but this King and Queen of Hearts were my favorite.
It was a fun but exhausting evening, this white rabbit is headed off to bed.



marie said...

Beautiful necklace Angie!
Your Alice beads are awesome!

Dorthe said...

Hi Angie!

I love your necklace,the bead goes so beautifull with your black wire.
Seems you had a wonderfull evening, thanks for showing all the fun photoes.
xo Dorthe

MisfitGirl said...

Oh my goodness I'm so jealous, an Alice party! I adore that Mad Hatter necklace, those are my favorite images to work with.

I'm so giddy about making plans to see the new movie I can hardly stand it.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Your necklace is FABULOUS!!! love it!! Theresa