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Monday, January 25, 2016

My BOTB 2015 Necklace, 'Untamed Dreams'

I created this free form necklace, Untamed Dreams, (asymmetrical symmetry) for the 2015 Battle of the Beadsmith competition, the Facebook BOTB13.

It is a free form embroidery without leather support, using peyote, picot, netting.
I used a large variety of materials: indigo blue Drusy (Druzy) cabochons; different sizes and colors of Swarovski Crystals Rivoli; genuine pearls (8- 10 mm peacock); peridot chips; 3 mm galvanized gold beads; size 15 Miyuki seed beads in different shades of green, garnet, iridescent green, lime green; elytra green beetle wings; gold plated crystal clasp. For the back of the stones I used little rounds of golden lambskin (see last picture).

Overall size of piece: 6 inch x 5 inch.(approx.15 cm x 12 cm) Necklace: 18 inch (46 cm) in length

Photo: Carolyn Sunday
Model: Carolyn Sunday

*I became fascinated by form and color when I was very young, I was lucky enough to experience art at an early age. My own creative desire emerged soon after, and I have tried several forms of arts and crafts. Then I discovered beads and the endless possibilities to use them as one would use colorful paint. I experimented with different materials, conventional or not, but my preferences always seem to return to semiprecious stones, pearls and of course, seed beads. I hope my designs will bring beauty and joy to everyday life!