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Carlafibers
« on: June 02, 2012 06:16:41 PM »

Hello, I love doing freeform beading, and this latest one was custom made for someone.



I am currently making a bracelet to match.   

Carla
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012 06:53:53 PM »

that is soooo gorgeous!
I totally love it!
did you crochet it? or it's just beading in circles?
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012 08:31:50 PM »

I thought it was crocheted too - that's why I came to look at it.
Very beautiful!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012 09:53:14 PM »

WOW! This is stunning Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012 11:35:10 PM »

Beautiful colors!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012 02:33:53 AM »

Totally rox!
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teachart
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012 04:58:20 AM »

Very cool! I love the colors- just beautiful!!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012 07:27:30 AM »

Purrrdy!  I have a certain weakness for colour gradients and rainbows <3
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012 07:56:30 AM »

Oh this is so beautiful! I just love to way the colours "flow" together! Totally worth of "Rocks!"  Grin
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Carlafibers
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012 05:38:02 PM »

Thank you for your comments.  This is freeform beading, mostly peyote, ladder stitch and perhaps a few other stitches thrown in for good measure.  The strap is cellini or circular peyote. 

I work it in my hand using fireline and a beading needle.  I gathered some of my bead stash and made some "bead soups" of like minded colored beads.  Here is a visual:



Here is a another visual of a freeform bracelet:


If you are curious about how to do your own freeform beading, here is a free tutorial link:  http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/freeform-beading-tutorial/
  Have fun!   Carla
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