Saturday, May 30, 2009

"Set me Free"

Do you remember this project I talked about? 

Well it's finally done!

This has been one of, if not the, hardest projects I've ever done. Letting myself go and just create randomness was much harder than I ever imagined it would be! I usually couldn't work on it for more than 1/2 hour at a time because my brain would just start tweaking out on me :P

Ironically enough - even the center piece was really challenging for me. I would have thought that would be the easiest part since it was the only part with a pattern to it (my own btw). However I couldn't come up with a color combination I liked! 
The finaly result was actually take 3.
I chose to name this piece "Set me Free" because butterfly's, to me, are very light hearted and free creatures. Combine that with the free form of the rest of the pattern, and it just seemed appropriate!

This bracelet is approximately 7 1/2 inches long. It contains 7 different colors of size 11 seed beads, 4 colors of size 6 or 8 seed beads, pearls, hex beads, square beads, and even a few pieces of amethyst! It is fastened using a bead with another butterfly, and a loop closure of seed beads.

This piece is OOAK - One of a Kind. No reproduction will ever be made. I couldn't even if I wanted too :)

Like what you see? You can buy it here for $70 plus $3 tax :)

I worked on several other small projects while creating "Set Me Free" because there were times I wanted to keep creating, but I just needed to take a break from it! One thing I made was just for me. Hey - Sharla - it's purple! :P Sorry the picture is fuzzy. I had a bad asthma attack last night and my hands are really shaky today, I'm amazed I was able to get semi-decent shots of "Set me Free" - I didn't try to hard for this one since I'm not listing it :P




16 comments:

BeadedTail said...

"Set me Free" is stunning! I love that you used pearls and even amethyst! It's certainly a show piece! And the PURPLE bracelet you made for yourself is very pretty too! (You made me chuckle!)

Smadar's Treasure said...

Ohhh..very beautiful bracelet, Ruthie! I love the colors you picked and the beautiful freeform beadweaving. It's great!

Smadar

beadsandblooms said...

The colors are terrific as is the the whole composition. Very well done!

Leather Made Nice said...

WOW Ruthie!! That took a ton of skill. You've out done yourself. Very beautiful.

Anne ^i^

Meghann said...

Good for you! These turned out so well, I'm so happy for you - they are both gorgeous, the butterfly is stunning :)
I can't wait to see your next masterpiece :)

Stormy Designs said...

I LOVE it!! "Set Me Free" is a perfect name for this perfect creation! The butterfly closure goes well with it. It will sell soon I bet!! You are amazing me with your work, great job!

Patti said...

This is a remarkable piece of work!! I cannot even imagine the skill and patience to do such a lovely piece. Congratualtions!

CharSpirit said...

That's absolutely fantastic! You're work on detail is amazing.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

That looks great! I sure hope you'll make another free form piece someday...you do them so well :)

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I hope your asthma is better! :(

And Wow, wow.. WOWOWOWOW!! That bracelet is stunning! Holy Wow! Great Job!

Trulyana said...

Beautiful bracelets. I love the colours and creativity you have put into producing these. You sure know how to put your energy and imagination to good use. Kind Wishes.

TheEclecticElement said...

My Goddess Ruthie!
If I had 70 dollars, that beauty would be mine >.<
It is beyond stunningly gorgeous I can't even begin to tell you!
I need to learn how to do that...

Jenn said...

That turned out just beautiful! The butterfly on the button is a great finishing touch. Gorgeous work!

TiLT said...

awesome! you need to set yourself free more often! that rocks!

Glynis said...

Gosh you have a lot of patience! Beautiful work, well done!

Arlene said...

That is exquisite! I just love the colors and the randomness of the piece. It really flows! Very beautiful work!