October 4, 2012

Play Date Artist Reveal


Do you remember when I told you about the new feature Shelley Graham Turner of Tori Sophia
is doing?  Play Date Artist?  Remember?  Okay, if you don't remember you get two demerits and have to stand in the corner, or if you don't want to do that, you could check out that post here.  I'll give you the short version for good measure:  Shelley calls herself a weirdo, but she's an incredibly talented, fun loving and generous artist.  She sent one of her handmade polymer clay buttons along with some matching beads (see photo above) and kept a set of the same beads for herself.  We both make something from this collection and unveil what we make on a certain date, which just happens to be today.  End of recap.


I decided to try to use as many of the beads Shelley sent as possible, so I went with a multi-strand bracelet.  I love the colors in her button focal - they range from coppery oranges to a plumy purple color.  I went though my stash and found some wooden beads with great markings and the right colors and used them to string one strand of the bracelet.  I knotted another strand in a simple square knot pattern using ginger colored cord and the seed beads from Shelley's stash.  For the last strand, I used all the other beads and the copper links and added a few of my own copper bead caps, too.  I even added one of the pretty leaves on the end of the extender chain.


  I hope you will stop by Shelley's blog at Fabric of My Life and see what she made - that's where I'm headed! 



10 comments:

  1. Those colors are so rich and beautiful! What a lovely piece

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  2. Yummy! Love the three stand style, and you pulled it off to perfection. It all highlights Shelley's coin so well!

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  3. Fabulous! You did Shelley's coin justice, to be sure! Beautiful work :)

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  4. Stunning! I love Shelley's Coin! Looks fantastic with the beads that you added!

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  5. Very nice. I love what she sent you and you made an awesome bracelet with it!

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  6. Wow! You both made such beautiful pieces, and totally different! Way to go girl!

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  7. Every time you macrame or knot cord, it takes my breath away! You make the square knots look.. well, amazing!! The additional wooden patterned beads accent Shelly's gorgeous coin bead: the colors are really cool in her bead! Love the multi-strand bracelet you created. It's gorgeous and chic and cool too! I love how you both responded to the focal in terms of layering, and depth of texture. Shelly's braided style and your layered style both bring out the Asian motif of the bead, and add a beautiful dimension that makes me want to wear both and look at my wrists all day long!! :)

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  8. I have been browsing through your blog and I have to admit that you have inspired me to try knotting :) I am definately going to have to get a starter kit - I just love your bracelets. Do you have any suggestions for online places to find such a starter kit?

    Bead Soup Mix

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  9. Beautiful! I have mine coming up! Need to get busy!

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