Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November EBW Challenge

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!

Etsy Beadweavers Team's November Challenge is Holiday Treasure: Choose your favorite late fall or winter holiday and create a beadweaving to celebrate the occasion.

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. 

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