Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lumi ~ the first EBEG Challenge Winter Wonderland

Lumi Bead Embroidered Bib Collar Necklace
I've created this one-of-a-kind bead embroidered bib collar necklace for the Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild's challenge "Winter Wonderland". Growing up in upstate NY we saw many mornings like the one I describe below and this incredible statement necklace represents that for me. Lumi is the name of the Snow Queen in Fables. "Lumi" is Finnish and actually is the most common word in the language for "snow".

My inspiration:
As you fall asleep to the sound of snowflakes gently falling, you dream of a wonderland blanketed in snow. In the morning when you awake, you can barely open your eyes with the blinding white light coming through your windows. You rub the sleep out of your eyes and go to the window and for just a second you're not sure if you are still dreaming. The world is covered in a shimmering blanket of pure white snow! The bare trees and muddy ground are now masked with pristine beauty and It looks as if each individual snowflake is winking at you. The brilliance of the scene and briskness in the air takes your breath away.
Back Closure "snowflake" with peyote toggles

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  1. I am certain I have said how much I like this piece you have done for the bead fest , but I can't remember if I ever personally told you so on your blog! Super bright white with sparkle to boot, gorgeous work -shonette