Saturday, June 26, 2010

Some Ocean Therapy

Since I recently sold two of my Beaded Zipper cuffs, I ahve been re-inspired to create some new beaded pieces. It is amazing what a sale will do for ones motivational energies!!!. So I have gone to my minds "Happy Place" and stitched up this sea themed cuff.
I used quite a view zippers in this piece and got lots of Wave Action going before I had added a single bead. I also used quite a few pearls of many colors, green, cream,,lavendar and pink. In the shot above you can alos see a blue donut bead made in Africa, from recycled glass.

This is the third Ocean Cuff taht I have created but the first that will be for sale. This is also the first cuff where I incorporated a piece of found sea glass (see above craddled in seed beads).
The entire cuff in stitched on sand colored Ultra Suede and then lined with the same material. the lining is stitched in place.


I worked in many beads made from abalone shell and other shell bits, in an effort to give the feeling of treasures thrown up on the sand by the curling waves.

The little pewter sea horse charm found a perfect home, tucked in amoung the fringe beads and sky blue glass beads.


I am also spreading the word that I am offering Home Studio classes in Beaded Cuff Design. I have been recieving many commments and compliments when ever I wear my cuffs and with every comment, I give out business cards. One of these days I need to do some formal Real advertizing, but sometimes the best advertizing comes via word of mouth!!!





16 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh Elizabeth! OH OH OH!!!! This is the best one yet. I absolutely love it. All the fantastic detail and thought you put into this ! Is it on a form ( a brass or aluminum bangle)? Did I say I love it. If only I was closer I would be in your class in a minute. It is a joy to look at. You have outdone yourself this time.

MosaicMagpie said...

I could use "Some Ocean Therapy". Elizabeth this cuff is just wonderful so much to look at. I know what you mean about a sale motivating you to create more.
Debbie

Anna said...

Your patience and attention to detail in your work (especially these cuffs) is truly amazing. Beautiful and inspired like usual Elizabeth!!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth..love the detail..(as you know! Congrats on your sales and classes!

martha brown said...

Wow, Elizabeth! Fabulous!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

So beautiful...a mermaid's dream...you are amazing!

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous!

Nicki Lee said...

I too need some Ocean Therapy on a daily basis - seeing your Ocean Cuff is my does for today - it is stunning! Grogeous! Incredible!
I live near Cape Cod and never tire of the ocean - Have to tell you, you did the sea glass you found on Cape Cod justice - your necklaces are beautiful. If I lived close to you I'd be begging you for classes in a heartbeat.

Tyggereye said...

HOLY crud that cuff is gorgeous. Absolutely amazing. I'm in love. I need some Ocean therapy too!

JW said...

Absolutely gorgeous Elizabeth! You inspire me to return to my beads. The photo closeups are fantastic by the way, and clearly reveal your masterful handwork. You rock! Judy

Diane said...

GORGEOUS, Elizabeth!!!!! Zippers! Who'd have thought!!!! But, of course...they have fabric for stitching to something! So clever of you!
Diane

Suztats said...

I am swept away........truly gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Stunning! Just beautiful. Congrats on the sales!

Deborah said...

This is so lovely and creative! A class from you would be fun. I wish I lived closer!

Lorie McCown said...

It's gorgeous, so amazing. love love it!

barbara burkard said...

STUNNING...JUST STUNNING...

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