Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Etsy Bead Weavers July Challenge - "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

As you may or may not know, I am a proud member of the Etsy Bead Weavers Street Team. This is a group of support and inspiration from fellow bead weavers.
This month I entered my first ever challenge, the theme being "A Midsummer Night's Dream". I took this theme as an opportunity to use up some of those blue beads I've been hoarding.
This bracelet was SO fun to make, the randomness of freeform is a beautiful thing, I love just picking up that needle and seeing what happens.
I used about 16 different colors for this beautiful bracelet, including delica seed beads, toho seed beads, swarovski crystals, bugle beads, and a few glass beads. A beaded toggle clasp blends seamlessly into the design like no premade clasp can.
The focal cabochon is an abalone/paula shell, encased in woven seed beads. The shell measures 5/8" wide by 7/8" tall.
To vote on this challenge, please visit the Etsy Bead Weavers blog Etsy Beadweavers Blog Voting begins July 9th.






8 comments:

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Great piece! I think it goes well with the theme :)

triz said...

beautiful piece! :-)

ClinkscalesArts said...

Your entry is gorgeous - best of luck!

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njemacreative said...

that is a beautiful piece!

Marlaine said...

Your bracelet is a beauty! Love it!

Waterrose said...

I love the colors..the shape...absoltuely beautiful!

Magdalen Islands said...

It is so beautiful..., I hope it wins...