Monday, March 22, 2010

Begun, Undone, Redone et finis!!!!


Finally finished!!!

Once I got things reorganized and started again, this piece took on it's own wave action and led me thru the creation process. I left the large focal bead aside as it was making the entire piece fall to the inside of the wrist. A large focal bead looks nice when the bracelet is lying flat or on display , but for parctical wearing purposes , that same bead caused major design problems.
To take the place of a strong focal element I sprinkled many lustrous pearls throughout the waves of seed beads. Other very special elements include hand made recycled glass beads from Tanzania and several hand cut vintage crystals.



At the top of this picture you can see the pale purple seaglass cube that serves as one end of the toggle clasp. When closed it isnot obvious where one unhooks the bracelet. I like to integrate the closures into the design as much as possible as the clasp does not interrupt the flow of the waves.


(As always, you may click on any picture to see a larger image!)
This piece will now be combined with a set of earrings and a pendant necklace as a donation package for Liberty Town Patron's Show. The show opens in May and tickets will be on sale till one ticket per item donated has been sold. The raffle aspect, where ticket holders names are drawn to discover selection order , will take place at the end of May. This will be a very exciting event for patrons and artists alike as we watch the order of selection of our pieces!! No one wants to be chosen last!!!!
I am fairly sure that the Brier/Woodford Donation will be amoung the top tier of selections!!! (Keep your fingers crossed!!)



13 comments:

Anna said...

Nice job Elizabeth. And finished so far in advance! Im impressed. :)

Ro Bruhn said...

What a beautiful piece Elizabeth, so much work involved.

Pat Winter said...

This is awesome! Makes me want to comb the beach!!!!!!
Hugs,Pat

Sandy said...

It's stunning and would certainly be my first choice!

La Dolce Vita said...

this is so beautiful and reminds me of the waves on the beach!

Heather's Haven said...

oh! it's beautiful, i love freeform! I'm sure it will be chosen quickly, who could resist!

Dotti said...

This is drop dead beautiful. The selection of beads is awesome!

Sharon said...

A true artist! Just gorgeous and one can see all the work you put into it.

Patti G. said...

GORGEOUS Elizabeth!!!!
You are so talented! <3
Hugs,Patti

Vicki W said...

Absolutely beautiful!

martha brown said...

You did a fabulous job on this, Elizabeth!

Createology said...

You certainly know your design process and this bracelet is beautiful and very well balanced. Happy creating...

crlacy said...

LOVE your free form peyote stitch bracelets, I am in love witht he one that you made for your friend that owns a shop in Cape Cod. Do you just do this on your own or is there a "pattern" for doing these types of bracelets? I would love to learn.

Thanks!

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