Several of the Adventurers on our Freeform Peyote Challenge don't
currently have their own blogs, so I'm hosting them here as guest
posts. Tammi was one of the first people to sign up for the challenge, but
contacted me two days ago to say she had to bow out. I
discovered that she'd finished the piece, but her "critic said it was
too big, too busy, and ugly." After talking with her, she agreed to
send me a picture of her piece, and then agreed to go ahead and join in
the reveal and I'm so glad she did.
Here's Tammi Clapper talking about her first piece, a freeform peyote pendant.
|Valentine's Day freeform peyote pendant by Tammi Clapper|
|detail, Valentine's Day by Tammi Clapper|
My inspiration for my piece was Valentine's Day and more importantly my
love for beading and trying every type of beading pattern ever made. I
also am hoping that by doing freeform peyote it will lead me to
hopefully develop my own pattern.
I love the colors and mixture of
different size, texture and shape of beads I used to develop this first
freeform masterpiece! Would I do things differently....of course there
are a few things I would change, but for my first piece I think I got
the general idea!
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let me guess...husband was critic? I like the colors and the spontaneous look of the piece. Thanks for sharing. It is interesting how they just keep growing....addictive. LeanneReplyDelete
this is fantastic! great colors and really artistic.ReplyDelete
This is fun! Don't listen to those critics.ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful pendant. I love the crystals in the center and scattered around.ReplyDelete
Tammi, thanks for listening to your inner muse and not to the critic -- your idea of making a freeform pendant is really cool! And the result is lovely. So glad you changed your mind and shared this with us.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you decided to enter your design in the blog hop. It would have been a shame to put all that time and effort into your beautiful necklace and not have it be admired by our group. It seems we were both inspired by the same theme, Valentine's Day! Keep up your bead dreams and don't listen to the critics. You only have yourself to please. It's your journey and you can go whereever your heart takes you!ReplyDelete
I love your pendant Tammi, I hope you will continue with free formReplyDelete
Mission Accomplished! You played and you got it down :) Thanks for being brave and sharing it with us. Beautiful inspiration, beautiful experiment.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the encouragement! And a big thanks to Karen Williams for helping me and posting my work. I plan to get a blog going soon! I really enjoyed the challenge and hope for another real soon!ReplyDelete
Tammi, I love it! I am SO glad you decided to reveal it to the group! Please do keep going, because I can't wait to see more! It's definitely not too busy and I don't think it's ugly at all!! If you still feel like it's 'too big' you could always embellish more on the necklace rope and it would make the pendant seem smaller. :) :) :) It's a gorgeous first and you ABSOLUTELY got it down!!ReplyDelete
Great colors and so cool that you made a shaped pendant. Great job!!ReplyDelete
What I see is a beautiful piece that took many hours to create so whoever that critic is.....wrong. We are all so hard on ourselves let's face it... but listen to your muse, she knows better! Keep making beautiful things.ReplyDelete
What a fun pendant! It has great color and texture.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you decided to post it Tammi. It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Glad you were encouraged to share your work. There will always be critics, not everybody likes the same thing, and thats a good thing, otherwise there would not be so much variation in the things we do. Its a lovely piece.Well doneReplyDelete
I am glad that you did not let the critic keep you from posting your piece it is beautiful, besides I have a feeling your critic was a man and what do they know anyway. Keep up the great work you have a knack for this kind of beading.
I am glad you posted it too it's a very nice piece! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.ReplyDelete