Sunday, February 03, 2013


It's true: lately, I feel as if the design ideas don't come as easy as they used to. But sometimes...sometimes, I can just let go and let the beads do what they want. And this is what they wanted to do yesterday:

 The three circular peyote components went together easier than I had expected, and I filled in the space in the middle with a little cluster of Czech glass pearls.

I had originally planned to to do a thicker neck strap, but I ran out of Twins. (Bummer.) But I discovered that the thick part of the neck strap makes a KILLER bracelet. (Photos and tutorial to follow.)

When I finished it, I was nearly dizzy with delight. This is just one of those designs that makes me think, yeah, girl, you still got it...

Trying to get a decent photograph of it at 4:30 in the afternoon was probably not a good idea. The light wasn't right, and I wasn't happy with any of the shots. But I figured this was good enough to share it with the world.

As I was taking the pictures, I thought about what I was going to name this piece. For some reason, the name "Helena" popped into my head, and when I looked it up, I was reminded that the name Helena is a Greek name, meaning "light" or "bright one".

Now I have to go back and make a second version, photograph the steps, and play with the embellishments. So many people asked for the tutorial, I think I just HAVE to do it!

Could this be what happens when I focus on my meditation and my breath and my yoga so intensely for a couple of days? To be continued...


Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This turned out so pretty. I knew it would.

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