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!!
A GOOD THING!!
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!