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'Oklahoma, II''Oklahoma, II''Oklahoma, II'
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#1110 'Oklahoma, II'

This piece is called 'Oklahoma II!' since the first design (an original) was created and sold by me several months ago. Needless to say, farm designs continue to be on my mind and the muse has remained the same (the musical), though the design is different. Most every morning, during the school year, I sing 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning' to my children on our short drive to their elementary school. We pass a rural property with a handsome rooster and several hens and a charming goat family. I am reminded time and again of the musical, 'Oklahoma!'  Even now, just having returned from 20 days on a thickly forested island in British Columbia, with white soft, sandy beaches, you would find me swimming out in the calm water each day, singing 'Oh, what a Beautiful Morning.'  Thankfully all our island neighbors have known me for nearly 5 decades and they understand my colorful soul.
 
The splendid red encased daisy lampwork beads are of course, by esteemed lampwork artist, Catherine Steele. Each daisy lentil is couched in elegant sterling Bali beadcaps, adding that vintage look and feel somehow reminscent of the American farm culture.  I combine the daisy lentils with smaller white, etched lentils by another glass artist. They are perfect complements to each other as they create the farm scene I was so eager to create in a sculptural design. 'Oklahoma!'

Central to the piece are the three sterling charms - a wheelbarrow, a corn cob and a fine, fine rooster. You will also find gorgeous red yellow by published clay artist, D. Jean Vainio and lampwork 3-D flowers in white & yellow by Heather of Bead Intrigue along with some of her green leaves. There are lampwork beads galore in 'Oklahoma!' Swarovski cubes and bicones and rondelles add sparkle and shine. Apple red chalcedony briolettes add some glamour along with stunning Moonstone, lustrous freshwater Coin Pearls,  luminous Lolite & clear, triad crystals. An ornate Bali toggle completes 'Oklahoma!' which measures a tad over 7.5 inches and can be resized either way for no additional charge.
 
As with all of my designs, this is a one of a kind sculpture in beads. You won't see another like it!
 
I leave you with a short piece of that wonderful show tune from 'Oklahoma!'
 
'There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow
There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow.
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
And it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky.
Oh, what a beautiful Mornin'
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I've got a beautiful feelin'
Everything's goin' my way.'
 
Note that all my photos are taken in natural lighting. I tend to wait until the late afternoon when I can capture the depth and texture of the piece and the individual shine and angles of each bead. I did include a few shots of the piece in full sunlight in order to capture the elegant sparkle of the piece.
$265.00 Sale! $225.00
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'Inaguration''Inaguration''Inaguration'
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#1202009 'Inaguration'

'Inaguration' was inspired by a handsome sterling charm of a champagne bottle in an ice bucket and the companion black and white floral lampwork beads. At first I had planned a New Year's piece, but when the presidential election concluded, I was filled with the joy and excitement of a new hope for America and the world. My imagination led me to January 20th when our new president will be sworn into office and away I went.

The lampwork beads are *the thing,* of course. Heather Davis is known as lampwork royalty. Her work is always highly prized and sought after by designers. This set is particularly fetching and includes a lentil, two rounds and two stunning, stunning tulips so perfectly rendered. Cream colored flower beads by published clay artist D. Jean Vainio quietly accent the flowers of the lampwork.

In wanting to keep the piece pure and elegant, I used stunning, large, abstract shaped Swarovski crystal in clear. The prisims and scope of these beads are superb alongside the white sterling spiral beads from Thailand's famed Hilltribe artisands. Lusterous cream colored coin pearls accent 'Innaguration' so elegantly as do the Keishi pearls in a cream-silver tone. Penrose furnace beads in black and light taupe add depth.

Top quality clear Lolite teardrop stones create depth to 'Inaguration' as do the champagne colored ametrine briolettes. Along with the champagne in an ice bucket charm, you will also find sterling stars and a Liberty Bell charm to complete the theme of 'Inaguration.' A white sterling Hilltribe heart finishes the piece as symbol of all the world's hopes pinned to this single man, visionary and new leader of our time.

This is a timeless piece, a piece de resistance which, whilst meant to celebrate our new incoming president, is also in keeping with any elegant affair. 'Inaguration' measures @ 8 inches and can be resized at no additional charge.

Note that all my photos are taken in natural lighting. I tend to wait until the late afternoon when I can capture the depth and texture of the piece and the individual shine and angles of each bead. I did include a few shots of the piece in full sunlight in order to capture the elegant sparkle of the piece.

$375.00 Sale! $295.00
1 in stock
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