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Oct 26, 2012
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Well, this has certainly been an exercise in patience, hence the name of the piece. This fun challenge allowed me to step way out of my comfort zone of wirework. I love beaded beads and how you can create beautiful components from seedbeads. Some of these beaded beads took me over 4 and half hours to make...this included many rip outs, moments of frustration and perseverance. I learned a lot about myself as I made these. Sometimes when I made a mistake and had to rip it out, I would beat myself up - but realized that if I take it nice and slow - there would be less mistakes. Also, even though I'm a night owl - I need to be fully alert to follow complex patterns. I learned it is also very important to read the entire pattern before starting it, including any artist or editor's notes - very helpful.

I have used a variety of Swarovski Elements in this piece in Denim Blue, Indicolite, Light Azore, Mint Alabaster, Pacific Opal, Montana and Purple Velvet.

As I mentioned, wirework is my go to technique, so I used a variety of gauges and colours to wire wrap a silver rubber necklace tube and attach the beaded beads to the form.

Thanks to BeadWork for hosting such a fun challenge!

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WeaveABead wrote
on Oct 26, 2012 3:09 PM

Beautiful colors! I like the mix of the seed beads and wire.

lebeadoh wrote
on Oct 26, 2012 4:13 PM

Great piece!! Love the all the Swarovski crystal mixed in...

on Oct 26, 2012 5:58 PM

Absolutly G O R G E O U S !

on Oct 26, 2012 6:39 PM

Absolutely stunning! Love how all the textures of the wire, crystals, etc. make the perfect backdrop for the focal beaded beads. Well done!!


58Suzanne wrote
on Oct 26, 2012 8:39 PM

Your beaded beads are each so beautifuly different balanced & synchronized. The colors also  so completmentary of each other.   Wonderful piece!  Thank you for sharing it.

on Oct 26, 2012 8:59 PM

Thanks so much for your compliments everyone! There are so many GORGEOUS submissions! I appreciate that you took a moment and commented on mine.


on Oct 27, 2012 8:55 PM

Way to go Stephanie!! It is your brand of super special beaded beads!!