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Beads!!!!! => Bead Embroidery and Bead Weaving => Topic started by: Enchantra on May 01, 2016, 03:29:11 PM

Title: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 01, 2016, 03:29:11 PM
Submitted this one yesterday to the FMG Competition for Seed beads.

Stabilized Chinese turquoise
Stablized kingman turquoise (The rectangle cabs used as inlay in the mask)
Azurite
Malachite
Faux opal
Lots of Japanese and Czech seed beads
Czech pressed glass
Silver plated charms
Gourd (Yes I carved it and inlaid it myself)
Dentalium shell
Dyed magnesite nuggets
Nickel silver wire


Title:  Arizona Moonrise
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2016, 04:05:17 PM
WOW............................... :drool:
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Stonemon on May 01, 2016, 04:42:24 PM
Wow is correct..... :notworthy:
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: hummingbirdstones on May 01, 2016, 06:37:23 PM
And another GOLD winning piece by our resident bead queen!!!   :WEEEE:

Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: lithicbeads on May 01, 2016, 06:46:13 PM
Steve had it ight -Wow!. Do you sketch these beforehand? There is very nice flow in this.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Kaljaia on May 01, 2016, 08:06:52 PM
Wonderful creation!
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: wampidy on May 01, 2016, 08:43:40 PM
Beautiful but I don't think it would fit in my cleavage.
Jim
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: hummingbirdstones on May 01, 2016, 08:54:11 PM
 :laughing4:

Jim, you kill me!
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 02, 2016, 12:23:10 AM
Steve had it ight -Wow!. Do you sketch these beforehand? There is very nice flow in this.

No, I don't Sketch them out.  I just grab stones and arrange them and I see the piece as I want it in my mind.  I have only sketched out a couple things in the past - metal clay pieces mostly where I would be using the resulting drawing for templates.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 02, 2016, 12:23:37 AM
Beautiful but I don't think it would fit in my cleavage.
Jim

Jim, it barely fits on mine.   :LOLOL:
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: ileney on May 02, 2016, 06:04:57 AM
Would you ever consider doing a tutorial on how to do a (much simpler) version of something like this? I am mightily impressed. This is simply stunning work.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: ToTheSummit on May 02, 2016, 09:01:42 PM
You always amaze me!  I don't think I would ever have the patience to do such work.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 02, 2016, 10:50:32 PM
Would you ever consider doing a tutorial on how to do a (much simpler) version of something like this? I am mightily impressed. This is simply stunning work.

The Facebook page for this forum has a tutorial I posted several months ago showing how to do a peyote stitch bezel around a cabochon.  That is probably the best place to start.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 02, 2016, 10:51:51 PM
You always amaze me!  I don't think I would ever have the patience to do such work.

It's not so much patience, as it is just ambition to get it done.  This piece had a good 72 hours into it.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: charles on May 03, 2016, 03:43:53 AM
WOW! What a beautiful piece of jewelry. I would never be able to do something like that.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: southerly on May 03, 2016, 05:20:03 AM
wow that is super nice looking work amanda
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 03, 2016, 09:16:12 AM
WOW! What a beautiful piece of jewelry. I would never be able to do something like that.

I used to think that myself when I saw such large pieces created by other artists.  Over time I taught myself various techniques, and then one day I realized I was doing the very thing I thought I couldn't do...
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 03, 2016, 09:16:56 AM
wow that is super nice looking work amanda

Thanks.   :icon_sunny:
It took some time to do, and half the time was spent just on the mask focal and the beadwork surrounding it. 
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: wampidy on May 03, 2016, 10:00:14 AM
SEVENTY TWO HOURS. Holly molly that is a bunch of hours but looking at the piece I could see me not finishing it for ........ eternity maybe. But I am one of the "instantly is not fast enough" crowd but I will admit I have taken that long or longer to do a carving which would take a Chinese carver one day to do. But carving does not require matching colors, size of beads, how many beads to get from here to there and probably a dozen other things.

I will leave it to you Amanda.
Jim
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on May 03, 2016, 10:03:12 AM
No problem Jim!
I've been told I have infinite patience.  Maybe that's why I can make it through creating one of these pieces.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: ileney on May 09, 2016, 03:49:48 PM
Would you ever consider doing a tutorial on how to do a (much simpler) version of something like this? I am mightily impressed. This is simply stunning work.

The Facebook page for this forum has a tutorial I posted several months ago showing how to do a peyote stitch bezel around a cabochon.  That is probably the best place to start.
Thank you! I will check it out.
Title: new creation
Post by: yukonjade on May 09, 2016, 04:38:48 PM
 :blob1:

  A museum piece  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Enchantra on August 12, 2016, 10:49:49 AM
It took home a Silver Medal!   :icon_sunny: :thumbsup: :toothy10:

http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/gallery-of-designs/G56F?WT.fmg_linksection=1V5BJM3PTDKVG&WT.mc_id=CPBCWINNER
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: irockhound on August 12, 2016, 11:19:29 AM
Stunned, Arizona Moonrise is my fav.  Crazy amount of work in those.  There is not enough I can say about the pieces, simply amazing.
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Jhon P on August 12, 2016, 11:54:48 AM
Silver! I am impressed. How many people were you competing against?
Must of been a lot with Fire Mountian gems
Did you win anything besides bragging rights?
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: Kaljaia on August 12, 2016, 12:07:59 PM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: New Creation
Post by: hummingbirdstones on August 12, 2016, 06:22:06 PM
 :WEEEE:   :WEEEE:   :WEEEE:

Another winning creation!  You just keep 'em coming, Amanda!   :occasion14: