Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TAA DAAA!! A New Bracelet

I have become very intrigued with Free Form Peyote Stitched Beedwork. I should say intrigues and TOTALLY Intimidated and at a loss at the same time. I love the free flowing organic nature of the work and I have been carrying out a bit of research to discover where one begins!! Finally, I found a small article in the latest Beadwork magazine, so I figured that this was the time.!
This is one of those projects that has a definate begininng but the end can be as far out as one is willing to push it!!! A bit difficult to know when to stop- so actually a bit of planning is a GOOD thing!!! This is my first attempt and I know that I will be doing more pieces like this one , in different color ways. This piece was much less time consuming than the Beaded cuffs so i will be able to offer these pieces for sale at about half the cost of the cuffs!!

Here are some close up shots: (All photos will enlarge with a left click on the image!)

I have used bits of real shell, lavendar pearls and semi-precious stone chips in amoung the glass seed beads.

I created the face bead myself and here you can see more freshwater pearls and mother of pearl star beads.

The loop and button closure is fashioned using a vintage glass button. You can also see vintage crystal beads and more pearls.
I am planning to add this piece to my Etsy shop later today.
I am off on a Bead trip today- to a wonderful shop in Alexandria called Beads LTD. I may not return!!!
I am sure that I will find all sorts of new treasures to add to future beadwork!!

I hope that everyone has a wonderfully creative day!


Anonymous said...

Very very beautiful!!

Martha Lever said...

On my---FABULOUS!!!

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Saucy Chick Sherry said...

Wow! You certainly have done a beautiful job with this freeform peyote bracelet. The colors are superb. What a wonderful new adventure with beading you are on. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

Its a beautiful bracelet! I love freeform, but can't seem to get it down. I will though!!

Beena said...

Oh!!!!!!! So pretty! I think I may actually like this better than the bead cuffs, which is hard to believe. I love this piece!

Lisa said...

your beadwork is uberfabulous! such fantastic detail!

Dotti said...

I love love love this bracelet. What a great exercise in following where ever the whim may lead! Were you already proficient in the peyote stitch...or is this a first also? I really haven't cared that much for that stitch up until now...but this is such a lacey funky use of the stitch!

Judy said...

I love it Elizabeth!!! You go girl!!!


Talking Horses Arts said...

love it, love it, love it!!

Heather said...

wonderful! it turned out beautifully for your first piece! I love freeform too!

Patti G. said...

I Adore freeform bracelets!!! This one is so pretty, and you have a nitch with the beading girlfriend, so keep it up!!!!!!!
I will keept checking on you.....glad you are feeling better too!

Jacky said...

Very delicate...the freestyle form works perfectly for this.

Jacky xox

jewelrygirl said...

It is beautiful, of course.

tami roberts said...

I would love to see a copy of the article that got you started on the freeform beading....do you still have it? or do you know where I can find it please? thank you



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