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Named so due to the recommendation that "Badass Bitch Bling" should not be the official title.
I very much needed a little break from the giant Desert Bus 2018 chocobo, so I dug through some old beads and managed to get the vast majority of the work done IN ONE DAY. Miracles, here. Just a little bit complicated and reinforced, a whole lot shiny, and... well the title was an amusing thought that stuck, what can I say.
It's a simple wish: may we all take care of, and be cared for. A circle.
Otherwise known as: I had to complicate a perfectly fine chainmaile bracelet with a few other ideas. This is a matter of actually having set up to do something completely different, but still having jump rings and beads on my desk, so it... just sort of happened. I don't know, I like it.
No secret around these parts that FFXV has more or less destroyed my life. ...I mean not in the worst way since it's inspired me, right? That's what I keep telling myself. So there's this Armiger in the game, a collection of sparkly super weapons to collect so you can kick all the ass. On the pause menu, they each have a little tiny icon.
But that was too easy, wasn't it. Initially I designed all 16 icons in a larger size, 30 pixels high. ...After making the first one, I realized how incredibly huge the whole line would turn out to be (and how much extra time it would take), so I completely redesigned all of the symbols at 16 pixels high. Ish. The Rouge got an extra pixel so I could pull off the detail, but I believe we can all agree she deserves it.
4,176 beads for the main design. Yeah, I didn't really want to know that either. 3+ weeks and... well. I really don't want to think about that. The result is kind of amazing, though. I wound up picking beads that I hadn't expected to pick (more on the process here) and I am so very pleased with the result... but of course the different ways the beads shine make it so, so very difficult to get good pictures. I did what I could and I'm incredibly happy with the result.
Apparently I... needed some color. A lot of color. I'd picked up these beads because they were shimmery on top of being just shiny, and picked up the light to give off a bit of a glow effect depending on the angles, so how could I resist? Apparently I couldn't resist the extra silver "scale" bits or the round glass "hematite" beads, either. Then I threw in the rest of what I had left of this imitation rhodium-plated steel chain because additional shiny and... here we are.
Unsurprisingly, I enjoy it a lot. I just can't look at it in bright lighting for very long. There were some pauses between photos.
For those who feel at home when the storm stirs up the sea.
You could call this sort of an "on a whim" piece; I'd had the highly polished and drilled agate for quite a few years. I was digging through things when I came across it again, just kind of grabbed it and went with it. Stainless steel chainmaile seemed natural enough, nice and strong and relatively "light" due to the simple design.
For some of us, it is the most delightful coping mechanism.
I'd had these little black labradorite beads hanging around for a while, picked up from one place or another because black labradorite. I bought the tiny pewter skull beads on a whim, because who wouldn't? The rest just sort of... fell into place when I was looking for something "simple" to accomplish. I think it worked out quite well myself. Subtle... to a point.
Because sometimes certain amazingly awesome nonsense phrases just totally need to be done over in shiny beadwork. And maybe my life has just revolved around one video game in particular for far, far too long.
From the moment I saw Roen's design for Prompto's belt, I loved it. But, dude, I am not the kind of person who spends $300 on a belt. ...Apparently I am the kind of person who off-loom weaves 2,380 individual beads together for the main design, because yeah that makes sense. But I love the result and it's too late now.
The phrase "as is tradition" started at Desert Bus 8. I believe it actually did have a specific purpose, initially (such as the insistence of taking people to the store, which is something that would take another a paragraph and a video to explain), though it sort of just spiraled out of control from there. I know I've been using it ever since.
And so, as is tradition, I had to make something beaded for Desert Bus 10, and I jumped on the chance to use this phrase. It also fits perfectly on a bracelet that's about 7.5 inches long, and that clasp was being discontinued so of course it fit the rest of the color scheme perfectly.
Sold at Desert Bus 10 for $360! Thank you for your generosity CanadianGirlFNC!