Time again to vote for your favorite beadwoven item in November's Challenge for the Etsy Beadweavers Team. "Holiday Treasure". My entry is number Three!
As a professional vocal musician for many years, the holiday season started early with rehearsals and concerts throughout November and December. Everyone loves to hear a choir during the holidays! So my richest memories of the holiday season are of singing and going to concerts. I wanted to interpret my love of choral music in jewelry that could be worn to many musical events.
Choral singing is a weaving of many voices into one exquisite harmony. I used freeform peyote stitch to weave several strands and colors (gold, silver, purple and olive green) of seed beads together to create a cuff braclet with rises and falls and bridges, and punctuated the strands with crystals and pearls for a bit of shimmer and shine. At the center is a stunning gold crystal rivoli with a beaded bezel surrounded with a ruffle.