|"Waves and Flames"|
I had to better understand the whys and hows, to better explain it to you. I made samples to show the difference between this & that start and the construction methods.. and this happened: a big pile of projects and ideas. I want to make a necklace that will take... forever. I need 10 other me.
But first of all, and related to this bundle of work primarely because it was inspired by the Embers cuff, I'd like to show you this "perpetual" Dimensional Cellini spiral which isn't PWAT, also not the indespiral. It is stiff 3D Peyote, and asymmetric. It is just a prototype. If I'd continue beading, it would become gigantic and, just like everything in the Universe, the ends would eventually, meet, but that would take many, many loops and I need my tendons for other exciting things. Read on!
|'Perpetual' peyote ring|
First I came up with little pods that are hollow and are totally perfect cord ends, but can also be excellent slides, as you can see here. I love how these pods look like fishtails when snuggled up :)
|Cellini slides and pods|
|Cellini slides and pods|
Then I made this special necklace, "Chirimania". I passed the Chirimen cord through a ring that makes the length adjustable. The pendant shows 2 "Open Hearts" which are built in the same manner, but folded differently.
Did I mention somewhere that I love to fold and zip peyote? ;) :D
I played happily with the Open Heart shape. I think that it is very beautiful (and you can see a photo-shopped Heart chain, which is the project I referred to above).
|"Open Heart" - interchangeable thanks to magnets|
|"Open Heart" earrings|
|"Heart Chain" necklace project|
|Hogwarts pendant: |
Quidditch bail, Open Heart pendant,
with a reproduction of an ancient rising
Still decided to make a bangle, I started one in pink and gray, with more beads, and bling fire-polished beads, based on a waves start which doesn't shrink like a flames start, but there still is shrinkage and the bangle ended up becoming a beautiful, reversible scarf ring, which I love very much.
Intrigued by this astonishing shape, I made a second one using seed beads and delicas only, and to my surprise, ended up with an adorable little dice-shaped lantern. I love it even more
|Cellini Dice earring|
Still on my quest to make a bangle, I a beaded a Cellini tulip. It brought more insight about the number of beads I'd need to use in a start for a bangle, for which I thought that I was ready...
|Cellini Tulip pendant|
|Musical Cellini Pomegranate|
|or Scented Cellini Pommander|
|My beautiful Turquoise parrots (and Fluff'dePuff' at the front)|
|Parrot Wings in Turquoise and Yellow|
I think that the bangle looks like parrots in flight. See below a photo of another parrot in flight. When I see it, I feel happy that my birds can fly in our aviary.
|Parrot in flight|
|Parrot wings in Pink and Yellow|
|I matched colors with my new handbag|
Of course I also made perfectly symmetric Parrot earrings. How could I not? I love these very much. They look awesome when worn.
I like to add something at the point of my shapes. It makes each piece different. First I added feathers to my parrot earrings (from the feathers lost by my birds during their moult), but they're very long, and so I prefer the shorter version with metallic feather charms.
|Parrot earrings with feathers|
I also haven't finished exploring. It is so much fun to bead. I hope to soon finish a bangle based on the flames, and I have started to illustrate the instructions. I made a gazillion photos... but now am wondering how you would prefer this to be brought to you? Would you prefer:
a) a separate tutorial for each shape / project
b) 1 separate tutorial for the flames and 1 separate tutorial for the waves (4 to 5 projects with flames, 4 to 5 projects with waves)
c) 1 big tutorial - something that would actually nearly be a book, with about 10 projects, including the Waves and Flames Rick Rack.
d) all of the above and a Facebook group where we could happily share all new finds, right from the start and beyond.