This time around I've tackled a much larger project, which you may have heard me talk about. I'm doing a beaded bottle that's supposed to look like it's just been dragged out of the ocean.
I always tell challenge participants that their work doesn't need to be totally complete: they can share in-process pieces as well. That's very much the case with my piece. As you can see from the photo its very much in process. I took these photos Thursday night after dark. I'd hoped to take more photos today, but that didn't work out at all.
My plan is to totally encrust this bottle with freeform peyote, shells, rocks, sea glass and other treasures collected from beaches in Hawaii, the Bahamas and Carribean, and closer to home here in the Pacific Northwest encompassing about ten years worth of travels.
|It looks a little more finished from this angle|
I promise to post more photos as this project progresses.
Now here's the full list of participants, many of them members of our intrepid Freeform Peyote Beading Facebook Group:
Mandi Ainsworth - host
Karen Williams - host
Karen Williams - host
|the bottle with some of the pieces I plan to add|
Oh wow!!!!!!!! It's looking amazing already!! I can't say how much I love this idea of yours, and what a wonderful premise you've come up with. All of those messages, and such a gorgeous piece of art… just wow.ReplyDelete
what a cool idea!ReplyDelete
This is so cool! I love beaded objects and this is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Wow....that is I love it. Do you dream in beads too????ReplyDelete
Really cool idea!ReplyDelete
I would love to see finished project, it's gonna be beautiful (it's lovely even now )
What an amazing idea Karen! and is that a beaded fish I see? I can't wait to see how you finish this! it is such a cool idea! and all the messages - wonderful touch!ReplyDelete
Hi,Karen-the project is really fantastic.I am also interested ,how the 'action' develops over the found bottle-object.The texture and the idea is stunning.ReplyDelete
Thank You very much for being the host of the Blog Hop-I love the idea very much and have taken part in the challenge with pleasure.
Karen, you are such a creative genius! I never would have thought to do something like this, but I was immediately captivated from the first picture! I can see how awesome it is going to turn out, and your beading is just impressive! I'm so sorry I wasn't able to participate, but you've definitely got my thinking cap on now....ReplyDelete
Now that I've picked my jaw up off the floor, I'd love to tell you how spectacular this is, but my words are inadequate. This is really a work of inspired art. This is one I really cannot wait to see the final version of! Drooling on the keyboard here...ReplyDelete
Ahhhhh.mazing, Karen! It's looking fab already, but can't wait to see the finished work.ReplyDelete
This is Delightful!ReplyDelete
Outstanding, Karen!! I absolutely love what you've designed with the shells and the Coke bottle, and am in awe of your infinite creativity and colors that you magically weave into masterpieces. Brava!!!!ReplyDelete
What an epic project, Karen! I'm impressed. And I love, love, love the idea of collecting notes for the bottle.ReplyDelete
Now I'm kicking myself for not signing up for this hop. I hope you'll do another one soon! *Pouty face.*
So glad I found your blog, Love your idea of adding treasures from different places. What a wonderful way to create memories. Also love the idea of collecting notes - I would love to be part of a hop. This is so inspirational for me. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
This is a really cool idea! And your piece is looking so cool. I'm looking forward to seeing it progress.ReplyDelete
Oh I love this idea! it's looking amazing. Can't wait to see it fully encrusted.ReplyDelete