Sunday, July 01, 2007
This piece grew itself into something like a formal garden: leaves, vines, buds. I kept thinking this is not serious jewelry, but then gave up on "serious" and just had fun. It's done in right angle weave, one of my favorite stitches. RAW stitch gives you so many inviting spaces to embellish - and heaven knows, I can't leave anything well enough alone without embellishing it half to death.
The base is 4 mm cobalt fire polished beads with size 11 seed beads. The embellishment and ends are primarily done in square stitch - which is stronger than any other stitch I know of...
You can, as usual, click to enlarge.
I'm getting so cuff and bracelet crazy that I'm thinking of doing a book proposal just for those!