Friday, September 3

Finally got the camera out!

I have been finished with my entry for the EBW Bollywood challenge for quite some time.  I wanted to make sure that I got this one in on time since I had so much fun making it.  But as always I had a hard time convincing myself to drag out the camera and photo tent and tripod, etc, etc, etc.  It will be so nice when I have room to have the all this stuff setup all the time.  So it will be super easy to just snap some quick pictures.  But I digress.

So without further ado, here is my entry for this month's challenge.  I was really excited to do this challenge.  I love the beauty of Bollywood movies.  They are so colorful and beautiful and a little over the top.

I had been playing with my clay recently.  I have boxes of clay and supplies, but have really never sat down and used it.  I have tried in the past, but it just wasn't for me.  But since my lampwork studio is unusable right now, I thought I'd get out the clay and try again.

I just made a couple cabs.  Nothing special, just used some foil I had and made circles and hearts.  Just to see what it would look like and if it would be possible to bead around them.  I've made a cuff with one of the hearts but, I had this one cab that I didn't know what I was going to do with it.  It was huge at about 2 inches wide.  What was I going to do with this large pink cab?  Then this month's challenge was announced and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

So I went to work doing a bead embroidery medallion using silver lined gold beads, copper lined clear beads, and my favorite vintage black AB beads.  I backed the necklace with light brown leather and added purple fossil beads as a fun and colorful beaded edge. 

I have decided that I have plenty of product for shows, so I have decided to push myself and try new things.  So I have decided to try spiral stitch.  And I have to say, I love this stitch.  It makes such a lovely beaded rope for pendents and medallions or just by itself.  And it works up so much quicker for me that my other favorite; circular herringbone.  I have been playing with different beads sizes and type also, and love what is coming out.  I'll have pictures of some of those soon. 

I used the silver lined gold, the copper lined clear, the vintage beads, as well as a transparent pink to bring the color of the cab into the beaded rope.  Then I got a huge filigre button for the clasp.  Love that button so much; it's just so pretty.

And because I'm having so much fun with spiral stitch, I made a little wrap bracelet to match.  It's not exactly the same as the necklace rope because I don't like things that are matchy-matchy.  It's just a fun little extra that matches the necklace and pulls everything together.  

Now I only have the problem of naming this creation and getting it listed on etsy.  I guess I have a couple days still to do this.  But I better get my butt in gear.  That's easier said then done these days.

You can check out my challenge entry piece HERE on etsy.  

4 comments:

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Wonderful colors (especially your cab!) and I love the button too. Good luck in the challenge.

RE Ausetkmt said...

WOWWWWW, how about calling them Stunners, because they ae stunning indeed. absolutely gorgeous work my dear.

Three Fates said...

Thank you guys so much. I had so much fun working on this challenge.

overthetopaprons said...

Very, very stunning! You certainly met the challenge. I wish you the very best!

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