Monday, November 7, 2016

Relaxing the Soul

Sometimes you just need to sit and weave. It relaxes the soul. 

I started this pattern with a pile of blue iridescent seed beads sitting in front of me. My hands just went to work in a methodical RAW pattern. After several rows, I decided to add a band of gold, but then went back to that deep blue. Honestly I had no final piece in mind, and just let my hands work quietly.

Once I had enough for a bracelet, it sat off to the side of my bead table. It was there for several weeks before I realized ... oh this really should sit on top of a worn-in denim cuff. Then it all fell into place. 

Funny how sometimes you can get lost in the moment of life and only after letting things sit for awhile can you see from a broader perspective. From an angle that helps you see what it was meant to be. 

15 comments:

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Love this insight! And the beautiful bracelet does look so great on the denim cuff!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Cool pairing of the bead work over the denim! It is such a great look overall.

JoJo said...

I love that! What a great idea!

BeadedTail said...

That would never happen here since I need to know exactly what I'm doing before I start anything but I find it totally fascinating! It turned out beautiful!

Liz E said...

Serenity!

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely!!!!
Have a nice day!!!! and my g+ for you!!!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Amy S. said...

Truer words were never said. Oh, and that piece is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Duni said...

What a fabulous idea to stitch it onto the denim cuff! This looks incredible :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful, wise words!!! I love the piece you created! Big Hugs!

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Christine Altmiller said...

a soothing, lovely bracelet. the easy come ones are always the best ones.

windrock studio said...

Excellent work, they look perfect together. I totally agree about letting pieces sit for awhile and also about just letting your hands do the work.

Chelsey said...

Perspective is funny like that, isn't it?
Lovely creation :)

Anna said...

What a creative conclusion, Cynthia! It's always interesting how ideas come to us....sometimes clear and immediate, while other times they need time to percolate:) That's the beauty of the creative lives we lead!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

I love combining beads and fibers and fabrics. What a great cuff. It would look very good on your daughter, I think!

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