Monday, July 27, 2009

Under the Mast

After some angst yesterday I sat down and beaded this



And I love it's simple elegance. It has an art deco feel. I should know that if I ask my husband for input, less is more will always be his response. So although I thought I might drop some dangles off the bottom or embellish the bail, I decided to stand by his insistence that it was done.

Oh, and for inquiring minds it's peyote stitch. Ok, it started as right angle weave. I find raw to be a good fabric base to peyote up off of. I often like to prove to folks that I can indeed stitch things in other then right angle weave.

Under the Mast? Tucked behind the crystal is a personal affirmation, a note to myself which will never be seen, but I know is there. When I explained this concept, my sailor husband said 'oh like when you put a coin under the mast for good luck' Naming is not usually my strong suit, but I'm happy with this unusual name and the conversations it will start.

17 comments:

Bead-Mused said...

Mon dieu, Marcia! Peyote??

It looks wonderful!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

I love the simplicity of this, Marcia and the name is totally inspired!

Arlenesfelt said...

I'm with Mark too! This piece is elegant, well done.

Mari Aparicio said...

i love it!! just my stile. any posibility for magazine project??

Perle für Perle said...

Wow, this collier is marvellous!!!

I am already looking forward to your new book.

Tina said...

that is soooo beautiful!

flyingbeader said...

Lovely, and I do so enjoy the idea of a hidden message. The local bead shop here in town was asking me to come up with a doll project with something like this for the students to personalize it. You've given me an idea. thanks
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coolmoon said...

The first project for Beaded Opulence II! Anxiously awaiting the book - I'll never be able to finish all my projects before it comes!

BetsyJewelry's Blog said...

Wow. Absolutely spectacular. Proves that anxiety/angst is indeed part of the process when the final product is as inspired as this one. I love the idea of placing a personal affirmation in there. Absolutely spectacular. I wonder how many jaws dropped when they saw the pendant. Chapeau!

KJ said...

It is knockout. I love Art Deco.

Carol Dean said...

It's perfect, Marcia. Any more and it would have competed with the beautiful rope and the two would have canceled each other out rather than compliment each other as wonderfully as they now do. Brava!

Jean Hutter said...

OMG this is amazing - I love it and I love the name too!!

Glen said...

That is just perfect Marcia. The cool colour and clean lines complement each other perfectly - the perfect setting for that beautiful stone.

susanc said...

Simply gorgeous!

Triz Designs said...

this is stunning!!!! i love using RAW as a base for peyote! :-)

michelle said...

Beautiful! It's funny--I was just visiting your site for some RAW isnpiration, but this necklace proves that you CAN do other stitches. Of course you can!

morleyjustin said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful article.it was very beautiful and delicate. Fortunately, there is a pearl relatively easy. If you feel comfortable with the fabric right angle is.
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