Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Katie Nelson





Katie Nelson
katienelson@swbell.net

Materials: 2 Jangles beads (butterfly and lady bug); 5g (or so…) of delicas in 5 colors (DB-0920-bright blue lined crystal, DB-0780-transparent semi-matte raspberry pink, DB-0855-matte transparent orange AB, DB-0145-silver lined yellow, DB-0776-semi matte emerald green), 4mm Swarovski crystals (8 in colors to match delicas…only used on toggle and when adding butterfly bead to bracelet)

When I saw the blog post about the contest, I thought I would give it a shot…So, I came home and pulled out my Jangles beads to see what came to me…When I saw the ladybug and butterfly, I thought I would do a bracelet with a spring garden kind of feel…So, I pulled out my markers and graph paper and created the pattern for the base of the bracelet – somewhere for the butterfly and ladybug to hang out. When I saw the picture of the peyote base, I really like the look of the “field of flowers” that I came up with…Then, I made a couple of beaded flowers (thanks to my Diane Fitzgerald book…) and created a “close-up” of the butterfly amongst two of the flowers…I really wanted to include the ladybug as well, and, somewhere along the way, got the idea to incorporate it into the toggle for the bracelet. When it’s closed, you get the feel of a pretty bug landing in the field of flowers, regardless of whether or not you look at it from the front or the back.

6 comments:

  1. I love this bracelet!!!!!!!! It is too cutest! I just have the greatest respect for any artist that can do that!

    Funky Monkey Girl,
    Jolene

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  2. Thanks! I had a lot of fun making it - I pulled out my markers and drew up a pattern to work with and then just let it go from there :o)

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  3. I know...isn't this bracelet amazing? Katie drew it all out herself and made the pattern. That takes a lot of patience. Good job Katie!!!
    Jennifer

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  4. Katie, you rock! MO

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  5. Katie-
    That is true artistry! I have noooo patience for that sort of thing so I really appreciate your hard work on this piece. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  6. Thanks! I am trying to get out there and do other things with my beads, but peyote stitch is my comfort zone and where I go when I need to get in the "happy place" with my beads :o)

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