From bead soups to a free-form bracelet

A winter walk in the woods under a full moon.

As I wrote these words today I thought how appropriate to post this on the day of the full moon even though winter has now blossomed into spring.

My first bead soups have come together with needle and thread to create a story.  Unlike my other free-form bracelets with woven patches of color, this bracelet gradates from lights to darks with beaded cabochons woven into its fabric.

I love trying out new techniques and expressing them in my own voice.

3 moonstone beads finish my bracelet in a button and loop clasp.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

~John Muir


11 comments on “From bead soups to a free-form bracelet

  1. Judy Shea says:

    Karen, Karen, Karen.. this just takes my breath away. They are creamy delish!!!

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, Judy dear!

  3. Karyn says:

    Oh that is stunning. Your graduation of colours is perfect. Absolutely stunning. I bet it looks gorgeous on.


  4. artandtea says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Karyn! The bracelet feels wonderful on my wrist. 🙂

  5. frivolitea says:

    oh how beautiful!!!

  6. maryanne says:

    I love this bracelet, Karyn! Creating the bead soup and stitching the freeform piece is my favorite beadwork! I love th eway your colors flow! Great job!

  7. artandtea says:

    Thanks Lynne!

    Thanks Maryanne! I just visited your blog and your scarves are just gorgeous! WOW! I’m going to take some time to go back through your posts. Amazing work!

  8. maryanne says:

    Thanks, Karyn. The scarves are so much fun to make. I’m happy you liked them and thanks for visiting the blog!

  9. Pamela Takeshige says:

    This is just beautiful!! Did you use a netting stitch for this as Beverly suggests? I just love it to pieces!!!

  10. What a magnificent bracelet, congratulations!

  11. […] jewelry pieces are named after a nature experience – “Albuquerque Sky” or “A Winter Walk in the Woods under a Full Moon“, for example.  Those are the moments that truly inspire me.  My creative voice speaks in […]

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