Still something of a novice beader, I nevertheless thought it would be fun to try.
[caption id="attachment_18" align="alignnone" width="169" caption="The detail of the sectional spiral rope. "][/caption]
So there it is. A sneak peek. Now, having never woven beads at all, I decided to try my hand at spiral rope (I've never even made a daisy chain...). I created what I'm calling a sectional spiral rope, to try to incorporate some of the kit beads, and a few beads I had on hand already, and give it a bit more interest. I have to say, I'm rather proud of this piece, and I had a blast making it. So much so, I've entered another contest, I'm learning more beading stitches (I really like square stitch and African Helix), and I can't wait for Use the Muse V...
Well, the Muse was revealed last week, along with the winners. As expected, I didn't win, but then, that's not why I participated either. So, no foul. The Gallery of all the designs can be found here. I admit, I'm rather in awe of the company in which I find myself with this contest. This group of artisans is phenomenal in their ability to see the possibilities in the muse piece. Here are some full pics of my piece:
[caption id="attachment_42" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A Leaf Falls"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_43" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Detail on the muse, the drops, and the beaded flower focal."][/caption]
I really love this piece. It's my first asymmetrical piece, and my first piece really incorporating a variety of styles...
Take a look at the gallery, and have a great day! ~RLW