A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 302,316
Currently Running With Scissors:
529 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Hummingbird River Spiral Weave Beaded Lariat (image heavy)  (Read 1494 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
crazydoc
"Never, ever give up" - Winston Churchill "Never, ever grow up" - Dr. Seuss
Offline Offline

Posts: 793
Joined: 07-Jul-2006


View Profile WWW
« on: February 21, 2012 06:52:08 PM »

I've been working on a piece of jewelry to represent an Ecuadorian folk tale. The folk tale involves a hummingbird whose forest home is threatened by a fire. The response of the bird is to "do what she can", which is to carry a single drop of water in her beak from a river bordering the forest, and fly to the the flames in an attempt to douse them.

I've made several versions of this necklace, but this is the first lariat, and the first beaded version.

It features a spiral woven "river" (blue seed beads spiraling the green core with fire polished crystals) and "forest" (brown seed beads spiraling the green core with fancy jasper stones and glass leaves). Three Swarovski crysal "flames" are suspended from a circlet of fancy jasper in the transition between the "river' and "forest" sections. A silver plated hummingbird dangles from the end of the river with her  tiny swarovski crystal "water droplet"

~CD~



         
« Last Edit: February 22, 2012 01:22:20 PM by crazydoc » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Shhhhhhhhh...it's Strictly Top Secret...
strictlytopsecret.etsy.com
white_lilyblossom
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012 11:35:58 PM »

I love this, and I love the story behind it even more! Truly lovely. The only thing I might suggest is using a transparent thread next time, but it doesn't make much of a difference.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Addicted to beads
crazydoc
"Never, ever give up" - Winston Churchill "Never, ever grow up" - Dr. Seuss
Offline Offline

Posts: 793
Joined: 07-Jul-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012 03:56:03 AM »

Thanks!

 I will definitely find some transparent stringing material for next time. I used Fireline in "crystal", but it is pretty visible when you look closely.

~CD~
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Shhhhhhhhh...it's Strictly Top Secret...
strictlytopsecret.etsy.com
erieshore
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Sweet Destiny
Offline Offline

Posts: 54
Joined: 02-Mar-2007


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012 12:26:47 PM »

I loveeeeeeeeeee this style of beading.  So original, colorful and imaginative. Thanks for sharing.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
PixieSkull
Glittery Macabre
Offline Offline

Posts: 3859
Joined: 13-Oct-2004

Nat 20! Woot!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012 01:02:48 PM »

So pretty. Love the colors and the story fits with the whole piece. Love it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~*My Etsy Shop*~
I'm a level 9 rouge, b***h!
I do personal swaps!
SiFi Mom
Offline Offline

Posts: 2342
Joined: 18-Nov-2008

I own too many beads!


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012 01:26:59 PM »

Somehow I missed commenting on this one.  Unique and stunning work you have done here.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SiFi Mom, aka Nancy
Crafting is my mental therapy!
beadiful nights
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012 07:36:58 PM »

WOW! I knew it would come to you. It has turned out so beautifully. Sometimes when I make something and I'm not sure if I like it that way. I will hold off on finishing it. I'll leave it on my desk for a couple of days till it hits me what I could change to make it better.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEADING VISIT MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. ENJOY!
http://www.youtube.com/user/beadifulnights?feature=mhee
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Nikki Sixx Talks About Heroin Diaries Part 4
Donald Trump Talks About Think Like a Champion
Perils of Pursuing a Prince Book Trailer
The Book of Spam Book Trailer Part 2
Jerry Falwell Book Trailer
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!
Meatless Monday: Chia Pudding

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.