Friday, May 22, 2009

More Beadwork

I have finished the turquoise and green beaded cuff that I started along with the class that I have been teaching. I have not mounted it on the cuff yet as Judy ( my friend the owner of Artistic Artifacts ) is keeping it to use a s a class sample. There seems to be lots of interest in this class and we are both very excited about it!!

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I am very pleased that I added some bits of orange and purple to my color scheme- the complementary colors really make all of the colors pop!!

Here are some shots of the finished Ocan Cuff that I showed you quite awhile ago. I am just getting around to mounting it on the cuff and doing the last bits of finishing work. This will be a personal art piece and will serve as an advertisement for my bead work. I have found that wearing ones art is the very best advertisement and this cuff bracelet really can stop traffic!!I am very pleased with the way that this piece evolved. When I start these pieces, I know what colors that I want to use and I try to locate all special items that I want to include but as far as what beads will go where and how they will be stitched down- that all happens in the process.
The small piece of purple shell at the top of this shot was found on Nauset Beach. It came with predrilled creature holes in it and therefore it made the perfect bead!! The small yellow snail
was part of a collection that we gathered on an Island in Maine when I was 4 or 5 years old! Can you say PACKRAT????????


Rengin Yazitas said...

Great job! This is a gorgeous piece:))

Ali said...

love this! the ocean one is just as beautiful as the first time I saw it, stunning, both of them x

btw very brave to use your treasures I can't part with anything!!!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Absolutely fabulous !

Patti G. said...

Elizabeth, your beading takes my breath away. Both of these cuffs are sssssssssstunning girlfriend!!!!!!
I can see why there is MUCH interest in your class -----great work teacher! <3

Julie Prichard said...

These cuffs are such little pieces of art....but they really pack a big punch. I would totally take this class if it were local here!

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

I LOVE your ocean cuff!!! Put me on your list of potential clients! You know, I am a mountain girl now...but born on the beach...I LONG for the sea! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Hugs, Camilla

Martha Lever said...

Oh wow!! Your beaded cuffs is just beautiful--I so000 wish I could take a class with you! Thanks for visiting today!

Trina said...

WOW ... love the detail on the ocean cuff!

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous! Your beading is beautiful!

Jacky said...

Mmmm... love this encrusted piece!!! You do the most amazing beading and I love the zips...makes them a bit funky!

Jacky xox


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