Friday, February 04, 2011

Finished by Friday, Peyote Mixed


This week my Finished By Friday project began with the above unfinished necklace.  This one has been more difficult since I wanted to combine free form peyote stitch work with chain and wire wrapped beads.  I got stuck at this point quite some time ago.  When I  began last night I had only the above piece to work from and about 5 or 6 wire wrapped ceramic beads already strung together.  I decided to make the transition on each side of the necklace with a beaded loop onto the connector piece--a copper circle and a ceramic button.  That seemed to go OK.


I hung 2 charms onto a long SLK wire and that gave the piece some balance since it is asymmetrical.




Here it is all together but the photo does not really show off how it looks.  It actually looks pretty good.  I imagine I will enjoy wearing it since I love dangles and unusual necklaces. 



10 comments:

  1. Mary, this is a beautiful necklace! I can only imagine the many hours you put into it. Your peyote and ceramic beads go hand in had. Lovely. The three bracelets from last week were gorgeous as well, forgot to comment.

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  2. Yolanda, Thank you so much for such great feedback. I really appreciate it. It helps keep me motivated.

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  3. Hi Mary - Really nice - I love all the dangling cool beads. Great design. :)

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  4. Hi Lisa, great that you stopped by and left me a comment, and such a nice one. I love dangles too.

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  5. It's fantastic! I love assymetrical anything! I used to stitch and I know the time involved....your work is always outstanding!
    I have been thinking of freeform stiching for a while now, I love to keep trying new things!

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  6. Thats a WAY talented beautiful peice! Mary that is a lovely exciting peice wow. You are something else Woman.

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  7. Hi Sharon,
    I am so glad yous stopped by and let me know you like the asymmetry of my peyote mixed necklace. I like it too but am still learning how to balance out the two sides. My husband suggested the addition of a long dangle so I added some of my little bits to the the SLK long wire and it seems to work. I am having fun making these UFOs wearable.

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  8. Janet your great comments are so inspiring. Thank you so much. I love hearing from you. Makes me want to keep on bringing these UFOs to life!!

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  9. I really love freeform peyote and your piece is a real tour-de-force for that technique and your beads! Amazing work.

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