Friday, March 6

My 1st Amulet Bag

So unfortunately I did not get any new pictures taken last night, as I had planned. My stomach was still upset and as soon as I ate I felt sick again. Boy do I wish what ever I have would just go away. I also have been obsessed with a new project I'm working on. It started out pretty simple, but has now ended up growing to much more. And now I think I'm going to use it to enter FMG's Beading Contest, so I hope to have that done soon. (This will be my first year entering)

So until then I thought I would put some pictures of my first ever beaded amulet bag. I've never really tried amulet bags before, so I'm not really sure what got into my system. But I decided to give it a try.

I started with the sort of zebra print, I was going to make a cuff (which I might still do that), but thought what the hell, go for it, make a bag. Then the design just progressed from there. I added the beaded fringe, which is supposed to represent vines in the jungle. And then I made the beaded rope in variegated browns to look like branches, but thought it needed more. When you go the the jungle, there are vines and what not, so I added beautiful flower vines around the whole thing.

So I put the whole thing together and decided it still needed something. The bag looked a little bit out of place. So made a little bundle of the beaded flowers and a vine that extended across the bag.

I'm very happy with how this turned out. It's a really big design for me and it took me months to finish. Which is strange because I like to finish a piece the same day I start it. But that's my OCD talking. When I use to live a lone, I would pull all nighters just to get a piece done in one sitting. I know it's crazy. But luckily I've started to control this urge, and I can now do large more complex pieces, like this necklace.

So over all I am very pleased with how well this amulet bag necklace turned out. Maybe I'll try another one someday.

You can find this necklace in my etsy store too.

And I know, zebras are not a jungle animal, but I loved the print and I am happy with how it turned out.


Rose Works Jewelry said...

Looks great!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

It's beautiful!

Hot Rocks said...

Gorgeous! looks like alot of time and work was spent on that piece.

Dawn N said...

I like the way it just kept growing and changing. It turned out great.

Nancy said...

Absolutely love it! A friend made me one of these amulet bags and I adore it, I know how much work and love goes into these pieces -- great work!

Nicholas said...

Nice necklace, I would be even more amazed if you had finished in one sitting. Thanks for showing us!

Three Fates said...

Thank you! :D

Jo Hoffacker said...

Great job! The fringe is super

Three Fates said...

Thank You!

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