Sunday, October 4, 2009

Color Explodes - Finally Done!

I've been working on this piece for over a month now - and it's finally done! I can't tell you what a relief it is to have it done! Do you ever have one of those pieces that you like, but by the time it's done, your sick of working on it? Yah, that's what this piece was for me. It was a loooong, hard road to finish this, and by the time I was done I was sick of it. Then I went to go take pictures, I fell in love again!

This piece was challenging for me for a lot of different reasons. It all started with the dichroic cabochon. I actually bought it last spring, and I made several attempts to work on it, but I had never worked with a cabochon before, and the learning process took me awhile! Plus I kept getting side-tracked with other projects. I finally sat down in August and figured out what I was doing.


Once I had the cabochon set in the seed beads, I slowly started working on the actual bracelet for it. I knew I wanted something that was free form. I've only done one other free form bracelet so far (Set Me Free) and, like the last one, I found the process of creating with a pattern to be very challenging!
Then, the last step was to create the toggle, and that was hard too! Well, actually not very hard, but it's the first time I've ever created a beaded toggle and clasp, so I was nervous. The process went really smooth though, and I really like how it turned out! I think, considering how wide the cuff is, it really needed this type of clasp.

The bracelet is 8 1/2 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide. I'm charging $85 and you can find it in either my Artfire or my Etsy shops! I named it color explodes because it's so brightly colored, and random, it was the only thing I could think of :P

I've stayed pretty busy between creating and promoting. So as if this post isn't long enough...here's some of the other items I've promoted in the last few days!





14 comments:

catinalife said...

Wow!!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

It's beautiful...and the name is so fitting!

Love your new bookmark in the middle :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Absolutely gorgeous and in my favorite colors!!

BeadedTail said...

It's beautiful Ruthie! I really like it and your butterfly bracelet in the top row! So pretty!

Linda said...

Ruthie,
that is so beautiful. Glad you finished it.

Linda

Splendid Little Stars said...

It's gorgeous!

Dawn N said...

The name fits it perfectly. I love the way the design is asymmetrical.

V---'-@ said...

It's a gorgeous bracelet!

Patricia
http://vener-art.com/beadblog/

Marcos said...

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NICO Designs said...

The freeform looks great!

Hannah said...

I love this piece, RoseWorks! It certainly is a color explosion, and you've done a wodnerful job of setting that cab.

Anitra Cameron said...

Wow!! that's amazing. I don't know how you do such precise, intricate work. wow.

storybeader said...

Ruthie - it turned out really nice. Wouldn't think those colors would go together, but they do! {:-D

Judy Nolan said...

Wow! What a stunning bracelet. I think I would have trouble letting go of that.