Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I tried some freeform beading to use up a few leftover beads from other projects and wow, is this ever fun to do! This Green Bracelet is the first of many more to come.
Freeform beading is quite simple to do. First I choose several beads of different shapes, sizes and textures. Then I start with the Peyote stitch for the first few rows (though I could really start with any stitch - this is just what I've done so far). After that I just add whatever beads I feel like adding in whatever stitch seems to work best in that spot. The design evolves as I go and I have no idea what the finished piece will end up looking like. It's done when I feel like I'm done. The resulting jewelry is unique - a one of a kind work of art that will never be reproduced.
The Green Bracelet evolved with that point near the center all on it's own. When I was finished I realized that point needed something... so I added the crystal point.
I'm offering this Green Bracelet for sale on my Kintera Arts website, where I also describe the folklore associated with the beads and elements of this bracelet for those who are interested. http://kinteraarts.com/bracelet-green-bracelet.shtml