Monday, February 25, 2013

Freeform Peyote Challenge/Choose Your Own Adventure Update


Hi Y'all,

I am feeling much better then I was on Saturday so I thought that I would update the Freeform Peyote Challenge with my finished bracelet.

After reading all of the very nice and supportive comments I received from all of y'all I made the decision to finish my bracelet.  I am still not feeling 100 percent well but I worked on it a little bit at a time off and one through out the day and evening until it was done.

Before I show you the finished bracelet let me tell you a little about the beads I chose to work with.  I went to Bello Modo and I ordered some seed beads and I also ordered a Czech seed bead mix Wildly Bohemian/Jungle Boogie. 


Then I looked through all of my gemstones for a focal I selected several.  I played around with them until I made my choice to go with the Picasso Jasper oblong bead.  As normal I had other challenge pieces that I had to finish before I could start the freeform.  Well I finished those and got the one I had to send off in the mail and as luck would have it I got sick but I worked at it anyway and this is what I posted for the challenge reveal.


I want to say thank you to all of you that commented giving me well wish and the encouragement to finish my bracelet, I would now like to present to you Acres Wild.

 I am a Jethro Tull fan from way back and I was going to name this piece Bungle in the Jungle, because that is the song that kept going through my head as I was working on this piece.  But today when I was looking through the songs I came across Acres Wild that describes my piece more so then Bungle in the Jungle.

You can listen to Jethro Tull's Acres Wild on You Tube

Thank you once again to Karen Williams and Mandi Ainsworth for letting all of us play along in this freefrom challenge I am looking forward to doing freeform again I am coming to like this style of beading.
If you would like to see what everyone in this challenge has made click on Karen's name and it will take you to the challenge post with the list of participants.


Happy beading Y'all,
Therese 

15 comments:

  1. Very beautiful adventure!!!! I love your focal stone and colours!

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  2. Looks great love the colors and the focal - great job

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  3. I'm happy to hear that you are feeling better and am so glad you finished the bracelet! Those are some of my favorite colors and it looks amazing. I love those little leaf beads tucked in there.

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  4. This is fabulous. Love your story and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I just can't begin to tell you how much I love this bracelet! Of course that focal is scrumptious, but the colors you chose are divine! I like that there aren't a lot of bridges and embellishments, so you can focus on the stone. You really did a beautiful job, and I'm so glad you're feeling better.

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  6. OoooOOooo!!! I am sooooo glad you went ahead and finished it!! It's beautiful!! I love the leaves and how you tied it all together, and I must admit I really love the Wildly Bohemian mixes myself!! I hope you keep on doing more, because you're a natural, Therese!!!

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  7. Love it....it turned out very nice...I love the focal stone and how you just blended it all together.

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  8. So beautiful Therese!! I'm so glad you finished it!! your colors are gorgeous and I love the flow of your pattern!!

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  9. Wow, beautiful! The cab is perfect for the colors and the theme of this bracelet. Glad you're better and were able to finish the bracelet.

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  10. Now this post sounds more like you ;-) Cool song (i gave it a listen before bed last night but was too tired to comment), and a beautiful, nature themed bracelet! You are good at all you do Therese...this one is no exception.

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  11. Hey, wow, you are a Jethro Tull fan, Therese! That kind of music is very special, indeed! "Acres wild" is such a wonderful song and really did inspire you as I can see. Your bracelet finally ended up in a perfect wave, so lovely. You got sick as I did the last weeks and you also had to finish some artwork...a terrible feeling. But luckily you are feeling better now, that's good news! :-)))
    Happy beading, Sabine

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  12. So beautiful... I am glad you got it finished. Love the colors.

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  13. Love the colours and the way the focal is cupped and focused so pleased you got it finished hope you're feeling much better now

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