Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Cellini finished

Here is the finished Cellini......about 15 hours work I might add.

I actually joined the ends yesterday and had a friend of mine try it on. When I saw it on her wrist I thought - it's ugly and too big! - but then, I am not the wearer.

My friend said it needed to be a little larger so I added extra length and finished it this morning.
My friend also said it is a bit "scratchy" when you put it on. 
I included long magatamas in this weave and they have a pointed edge.

When I started my internal voices said "don't use them all the way around". 
Did I listen?? Oh No!! 
Why do I feel I know better than my muse? why do I not listen? 
Heaven knows the answer to that as I certainly don't!

Oh well ! it will be a showpiece for inspiring my students, 
or maybe I will turn it into a necklace.
We shall see.

10 comments:

  1. Hi.... beautiful and charming beadwork!! Did you work with the 15 seed bead?? greeting from Chile.

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    1. Hello Maritza, thank you for visiting. Yes there are 3 different size 15's, 2 size 11's, size 9s, size 8s and long magatamas. It took about 15 hours to make.

      Cheers....Patrick

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  2. que maravilla de espiral,te ha quedado preciosa, felicidades

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    1. Hola Isabel, gracias por su visita y dejar un comentario. Me alegro de que gusta el Cellini.

      Saludos ..... Patrick

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  3. Wow! What a fabulous beadwork. Very elegant bracelet. Magatama is very well suited to the spiral. Congratulations!
    Greetings
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, I am glad you like the spiral. Thanks for visiting.

      Cheers....Patrick

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  4. As I have worn this in person I can say that, yes, it is a little spiky. Other than that it is wonderful. As for too big and ugly, that depends on the wearer, their wrist/body size and their love (or not) or large chunky pieces. I have a bracelet of peyote in large grey beads. It looks absolutely horrible on me - too big and too grey. A friend tried it on and it was perfect and the greys all changed colour to tone with her skin. It looked wonderful.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments Mezzi, much appreciated.

      Cheers...Patrick

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