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Shyguy Bracelet

Shyguy Bracelet

I don't know why, I'm just a sucker for Shyguys.  You can imagine how happy Yoshi's Island made me, then.  They're bouncy and colorful and make delightfully terrible noises--what's not to love?

(For Sale)

Date: 20 November 2012
Peacock Cuff

Peacock Cuff

An old, battered peacock cabochon I'd gotten years ago at a discount really needed a new life. Add leftover seed beads, some wire scraps, Swarovski crystals and a band of super-soft black leather I'd been playing with and... results! There's a little extra dusted gold detailing along the top and bottom, since... well, shiny.

I so needed to do something simple.  Even if hand-sewing leather is full of cursing.

(Sold)

Date: 20 October 2012
Journey Cuff

Journey Cuff

Glowing symbols, songs, grand visions and movement.  This is not a journey soon forgotten, the echoes of it still drifting across the dunes.

There are very few video games that have actually taken my breath away.  Journey managed it multiple times.  The specific beads used were inspired by a certain scene where there is just such glorious light suddenly, such intense beauty that's almost hard to look at... I couldn't resist trying to reflect that.  It's so difficult trying to photograph the full color and sparkle of these beads, not to mention how the white ones really do seem to glow at the right angles.

2,741 beads comprise this bracelet, each individually woven together by hand, from 4-8 threads going through every, single, bead.  The clasp itself is a gold-plated copper smooth-working slide or tube clasp.  (It's actually a lot easier to work with one hand than it looks.)  The bracelet itself would fit a wrist up to 7.5 inches in circumference, but I can be commissioned for custom sizes.

(For Sale)

Date: 13 September 2012
Journey Cuff

Journey Cuff

Glowing symbols, songs, grand visions and movement.  This is not a journey soon forgotten, the echoes of it still drifting across the dunes.

There are very few video games that have actually taken my breath away.  Journey managed it multiple times.  The specific beads used were inspired by a certain scene where there is just such glorious light suddenly, such intense beauty that's almost hard to look at... I couldn't resist trying to reflect that.  It's so difficult trying to photograph the full color and sparkle of these beads, not to mention how the white ones really do seem to glow at the right angles.

2,741 beads comprise this bracelet, each individually woven together by hand, from 4-8 threads going through every, single, bead.  The clasp itself is a gold-plated copper smooth-working slide or tube clasp.  (It's actually a lot easier to work with one hand than it looks.)  The bracelet itself would fit a wrist up to 7.5 inches in circumference, but I can be commissioned for custom sizes.

(For Sale)

Date: 12 September 2012
Dustel

Dustel

His kind have often been referred to as "false fairy dragons" by classifying wizards with absolutely no sensitivity at all.  Not that Dustel will hold it against them.  He's easy-going and perfectly content to explore at his own pace, or just to lay back and relax while someone else takes him on an expedition.  He's an excellent conversationalist, by the way.  Dustel also has a thing for breakfast cereal.  But don't we all have a thing for breakfast cereal?

This little guy started out as something very different.  I was working on a commission for a snake bracelet, having just finished the head and... no, that wasn't a snake head at all.  It had ears, for one thing.  So I set it aside and started again.  Once the commission was done, I returned to this clearly-not-a-snake and figured that it was so eager to be unique that I should help it along.  The result is a strange evolution of bead sculpture and bracelet.

I was very conscious of not wanting anything to be "stiff".  What I mean is, I wanted every part to be flexible, moveable.  Take the legs, for instance; they are reinforced and held securely in place, but the fingers are still easily moveable, and the legs themselves aren't rock-solid but mobility and "squish" to them.  The same with his entire body.  So he's very wearable and poseable.

Let's talk about the wing and tail material, shall we?  No, I'm not going to reveal my "secrets"; I just want to say how thrilled I am that another ridiculously stupid idea worked well beyond my expectations.  They are far less delicate than they look, even.  Believe me, I know. *cough*

And of course those are two Swarovski crystals on the end of that chain.  I mean, come on.

(For Sale)

Date: 21 July 2012
Dustel

Dustel

His kind have often been referred to as "false fairy dragons" by classifying wizards with absolutely no sensitivity at all.  Not that Dustel will hold it against them.  He's easy-going and perfectly content to explore at his own pace, or just to lay back and relax while someone else takes him on an expedition.  He's an excellent conversationalist, by the way.  Dustel also has a thing for breakfast cereal.  But don't we all have a thing for breakfast cereal?

This little guy started out as something very different.  I was working on a commission for a snake bracelet, having just finished the head and... no, that wasn't a snake head at all.  It had ears, for one thing.  So I set it aside and started again.  Once the commission was done, I returned to this clearly-not-a-snake and figured that it was so eager to be unique that I should help it along.  The result is a strange evolution of bead sculpture and bracelet.

I was very conscious of not wanting anything to be "stiff".  What I mean is, I wanted every part to be flexible, moveable.  Take the legs, for instance; they are reinforced and held securely in place, but the fingers are still easily moveable, and the legs themselves aren't rock-solid but mobility and "squish" to them.  The same with his entire body.  So he's very wearable and poseable.

Let's talk about the wing and tail material, shall we?  No, I'm not going to reveal my "secrets"; I just want to say how thrilled I am that another ridiculously stupid idea worked well beyond my expectations.  They are far less delicate than they look, even.  Believe me, I know. *cough*

And of course those are two Swarovski crystals on the end of that chain.  I mean, come on.

(For Sale)

Date: 21 July 2012
Eight Red Butterflies

Eight Red Butterflies

So the story goes, there was once an assassin hidden amongst the courtesans.  For every successful kill and escape, she would add a red butterfly to her bracelet.  One day the bracelet was found on the side of a dock, hung on the handle of a knife that had been hers, and no trace of either the assassin nor the nobleman she was sent to kill (who would have been the ninth butterfly) was ever found.  A romantic heart may tell you that she fell in love with the nobleman and they sailed away together.  I see nothing wrong with hoping for that.

So I am terrible at waiting for things and I also sort of wanted to do something simple.  No, actually simple, not just the "fake simple" I usually get roped into.  I've had these eight red glass butterfly beads set aside for a very long time, and that little story in my head ever since.  Finally doing something simple in a "less is more" sort of thing makes me happy.

(For Sale)

Date: 17 May 2012
Grid Tron Bracelet

Grid Tron Bracelet

Well, what with TRON: UPRISING miniseries happening and all, it seemed like a decent choice.  I've been meaning to do "the blue version" forever.  Finally just saw these beads on my desk one day and decided, "You know, I really should get to this."  Hoorah and so on.

Now this particular bracelet was made with Miyuki cube beads; different than the Rinzler bracelets and their use of Toho cube beads.  Miyuki is generally more expensive, sure, but the quality is definitely better.  Not to mention I wasn't having to deal with a bunch of sharp sides and shattered beads.  Still, I elected for a simpler, asymmetrical strap because... well, I just did.  I like it!  And of course there is that delicious Swarovski square crystal.  For once I actually got a good picture of it!

(For Sale)

Date: 11 May 2012


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