Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The story of Oz

I do have Bead Dreams and one of them was fulfilled when Sherry Serafini and I decided to do a collaboration to enter into this years Bead Dreams competition.  While teaching this past October at the Southern Bead Retreat we carved out a little time to spend with one another and got excited about what we might accomplish together.

I have to say that I am pretty darn honored that I got to collaborate with one of the huge rockstars of the beading world!

In December, amidst preparations for the Bead and Button Master Class 'Playing with Possibilities' I spent a few days beading several different colors of the Spirit Flight component.  It's the kind of beading I love, one known threadpath, exploring different counts, colors and sizes of beads.  Repetition with an organic design aesthetic.

I made a nice pile of these, added some of the seeds and crystals I had used to the package and sent it off to Sherry to do her magic.



Wow did she ever. This exquisite piece named Oz was the result.


I think it is a really excellent blend of our two styles and am in love with the piece.  We have 'joint custody' but she graciously extended first visitation to me so I got to bring it home.  Yes I did wear it, not home, but to dinner on Sunday night.  

and!  A photo of Sherry and I taken by Jane Cruz the delightful Bead and Button Associate editor who was in my master class.



Tomorrow you can look forward to more stories from Bead and Button and some wonderful examples of what wonderful design ideas came out of the master class.  It was everything I had imagined it to be and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!  

8 comments:

Amy B. said...

This was my favorite Bead Dreams piece !!
What a seamless combination of talent.
Great job, both of you

NEDbeads said...

SO gorgeous!!! What a fabulous collaborative effort!! Congratulations, Marcia, it's amazing. :) :)

Majka said...

Wow! It's amazing!

Sally Anderson said...

I love this! And it's really cool how your styles merged but are still apparent individually. That's wonderful! In fact, I think that's the best way a collaboration can work. Nice job both of you!

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

It's gorgeous! and I see the mixing and melding of both of your styles in it - a wonderful partnership.

flyingbeader said...

That is just fantastic. Bits of two of my favorite designers wrapped into one great piece.

Rita said...

Wow, it's beautiful! I love it!

La Perla Benatta said...

Miracle from Oz! This is just a miracle , I very like it!