12/25/06

Finished



Happy Holidays!
One of the things I love the most about doing the work improvisationally is that "the piece" often surprises me! I start out with a general idea....and then it takes off from there! The bottom photo is pretty much what I had in mind when I started the piece...then I came to where I needed to finish it and I started the edging and realized I wanted to give an idea of the light rising and more light, so I started with silver-lined bugles and an occasional tiny swarovski crystal thrown in....by the time I got to the bottom, (a few larger swarovski's snuck in) a whole story had evolved in my head (while beading) and I wanted to add the idea of spring coming to it...so I fringed it with some very old silver nailheads in the shape of wings and hearts...the center fringe also has the only colored crystals...green for leaves and violet for flowers and a single flower-shaped nailhead.
And now it feels done.
Oh, it's a pin/pendant...

8 comments:

Beadin' Gram said...

Oh, Bobbi, this is just super. I appreciate the thought that went into it -- lovely!!!!! Have a wonderful Christmas Day. We are off shortly for the BIG family get-together.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, bg...hope you're having a great day!

Anonymous said...

That is ingenius!! Also, I love the flringes you added. Hope you had a happy holiday=:)

Anonymous said...

Beadbabe, That piece is so... I think REGAL fits the bill here. I would expect to see it on the (ample) bosom of an older woman who would be referred to as "Baroness FillintheBlank" or maybe "Duchess Plumpshire". No? I like that your target piece assumed a life of it's own and went on to even more.....Loverly. dmzapp

beadbabe49 said...

thanks so much for the kind comments! I'm one handed again, having had the second carpal tunnel op yesterday so I'm still in the cast until tomorrow, when I get the removable brace...should be back to beading next week, I hope!

Beadin' Gram said...

BB, sure hope all is healing well and you will be back to your beading in no time. I sure miss you when you aren't posting. Happy New Year.

LJ said...

This is a gorgeous one, BB. Very elegant.

beadexplorer said...

Found you via The Lone Beader's Blog. This piece is gorgeus. I would like to know how big it is.