Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Creation (or two)


This week has truly been a blessing! After last week, about anything would be appreciated! When I got burned I could not wear a bra or a blouse so had to stick to bathing suit tops (strapless). It was NOT a pretty sight to behold. Because of the painful back I had to keep busy. I started to embroider. (I find this technique so relaxing and therapeutic.) I bought this lovely beveled crystal at an antique store and was just itching to make something with it. I started with the Ravoli in the center and began to build around the beautiful stone. I had a pre-conceived pattern of garnets that were rough cut flat and round.
Then I filled in the empty spots with size 11 & size 15 tiny beads. It took me over, (way over) 80 hours to complete the front of the bracelet. I added a mauve ultra suede backing and stitched the two panels together with a bead called a delica. Tonight I FINALLY finished it! Praise the Lord for patience and perseverance. (I heard a quote recently that describes my feelings...."I am SO OVER THAT"!!!) I think it turned out lovely? (I have seen these on Etsy for $250.00-$350.00 and I DO understand why they charge such a high price!)
Next I just wanted to do something easier on my brain. Meslissa figured out the pattern & came over to teach me how to do this herringbone snake design.
(I call it a snake because it truly feels like snake skin.) I made mine four beads wider then Melissa's but it was a pleasure to make. It is made with triangle colbalt blue beads and I added clear silver beads for an accent. Then when I got to the center I added Czech glass beads that just "happened" to be the same color. I closed it with a lovely rectangular button.
I wanted to show you how much wider and how much more work there is in the cuff as opposed to the "fun" snake design.
This one is so comfortable and will be great with blue jeans or casual wear.
Oh, yes, I wanted to tell you that I sold the Guardian Angel necklace to a lovely lady just down the road from me! I sent it out with a lot of regret but I am so glad that it is going to a good home. She is a lovely Christian lady & will appreciate all of the work involved. (I have told you that I get very attached to my pieces.)
God bless each and everyone of my bloggy friends. I love each one of you. If you have time would you please leave me a comment whether or not you like my newest creations? I bead just to hear from each one of you!
Sharon

18 comments:

Julia said...

Your new creation is absolutely gorgeous! Whoever will wear it, will draw the attention with this piece.

Coastal Sisters said...

Sharon....these are breathtaking!! You honestly should submit some of your work for publication. I am so glad you sold another design!! I hope your burns are getting better!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Lynns Lovelies said...

Hi Sharon...I can only imagine how truly beautiful these pieces are in real life...they are just so exquisite. I LOVE both of them! I agree with LuLu...you should submit your work!!!

Hope you are feeling better and are healing fast!

Love,
Lynn♥

isabella said...

wuauuu!!! wonderful!!!!!!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

GORGEOUS! What stunning, beautiful work Sharon! They are both lovely and the first takes my breath away. The detail and work that has gone into this piece is amazing! Fantastic work!!

Hope your burn heals quickly!

Hugs,
Karyn

FlowerLady said...

Your work is amazing and beautiful. There is a lot of love showing in each piece.

FlowerLady

Betty said...

Oh Sharon, these are beautiful!! No wonder you get attached to each piece. They are true pieces of art.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Good thoughts and prayers are going out to you for healing quickly.

And oh my . . . more gorgeous creations you have here! Such labors of love. xoxo

Terri said...

That is just crazy good!

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Oh my Sharon....that is so gorgeous! I know soon I am going to have to have one of your beautiful creations!

Sure hope you're feeling better ;(
Ouch...you poor thing.

candice ((hugs))

Miss Sandy said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! That is my comment on your latest creation. I cannot even imagine being able to do this type of intricate bead work, just lovely.

Thanks for dropping in and for your sweet comment. I hope you have a wonderful week and God speed on your healing.

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Absolutely fabulous! I'm full of awe ...

As for peace, cows are the most laid back of all animals to my mind. I love them. Thanks for stopping by.

Sue x

Cathe Holden said...

So sorry to hear about your burn.

Your beading blows my mind. I am impressed beyond words. YES, I love your new creations!!! Hope you're healing (not peeling) soon!

Shammickite said...

WOW your bead creations are really gorgous! What a clever girl you are!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh my gosh you do all this by hand??? Holy cow, there is SO much work in these, I nearly fainted! I believe you when you say over 80 hours, it would take me about 80 days of 10 hours a day!!! You are incredibly talented!

Joanna Jenkins said...

AWE-SOME~ You are very talented!

Inger-g said...

WOW - these are just fantastic! Never seen anything like it. Love both of them!

Anonymous said...

Sharon, there is no way you should sell that 80-hour bracelet for the tiny amount you are asking! I just finished one of my which also took about 80 hours and I would not sell it for thousands. I will post it tomorrow on my blog. It is very similar to yours!!! Isn't that funny? Yours is gorgeous and I personally know the work and time that goes into it.
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com
queenmarcy@bellsouth.net

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