Monday, May 13, 2013

Beadweaving Week :: Cellini Spiral

I think this might be my favorite piece from my bead weaving extravaganza. The Sultan (as I've taken to calling this bracelet) has got some flare of it's own!

When I was making the Cellini spiral I could see that it was going to be a pretty generous tube shape, and it just seemed to be calling out for something to be pulled through it. Then I remembered the sari silk that Christine so generously shared with me. I am really loving this sari silk from Darn Good Yarn. And, I knew the silk was going to be perfect to try these new end caps, which did prove to be very easy to use. Just hook a little wire for wrapping at the end and pull through the top of the cap. Easy peasy. 

The thing is, that as I looked at the bracelet I knew I wasn't yet finished with this design. The silk was taking me some place else, and I went in search of inspiration. I had a little bit of fun with mood boards, one from a Turkish wedding, the other Indian. Either could work. So to complete the look I had in mind I needed a little bling ... Sultan style. I found these metal sequins, yes folks I said sequins. I know how much I swore and yelled at the sequins for the Sequintastic challenge last year. But I'm embracing my inner bling; especially these metal ones that give just a little jingle when you wear it. I bought extra, so these fun little sequins will be showing up again.

This is part of a beadweaving series that I'm running this week for the upcoming A Time to Stitch Challenge by Christine of One Kiss Creations & Therese of Therese's Treasures. The Blog Hop reveal is next Wednesday, May 15.

16 comments:

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

I love this and would wear it in a heartbeat! I haven't tried Cellini spiral but adore the look of it. You have been a busy bead weaver!

Duni said...

STunning! Very fitting name too :) Gorgeous silk yarn. Love the rich colour with gold accents!

Gloria said...

Beautiful combination and work!

Christine Altmiller said...

This is so rich in color and texture and beauty! Love the addition on the metallic sequins and the idea of movement and sound. You really did tap in to the Turkish or Indian vibe. Gorgeous as always, my friend! Your lead up to the Hop has me on pins and needles as to what you are going to reveal that day!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
The bracelet is gorgeous, I love the movement and the color in this piece. Oh and it is another piece that tinkles when you wear it nice, very nice.
Therese

Linda Y said...

Cynthia I love this. I love the colors and I really like the way you used the Sari ribbon with the Cellini spiral. I have only done one Cellini spiral but this gives me new inspiration to pull my seed beads out and try this again.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love those metal sequins Cynthia! They must make a pretty sound too. The bracelet is gorgeous. You just keep getting more and more creative. :)

Turkish and Indian weddings are amazing. My former next door neighbors were from India and married there. I was drooling over their pictures. She had multiple "costume" changes. Stunning!

Claudia Aguilar said...

I think the name fits the piece perfectly!

BackstoryBeads said...

Beautiful tonal variations in those beads, and I just love how that touch of silk really brightens up your design and makes it so soft and festive.

BeadedTail said...

LOVE that piece! I would wear that all the time! How do you think of these designs? When I hear the name The Sultan I think of the Disney Aladdin show that I've seen a million times at California Adventure. It's my favorite! :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Totally unique and gorgeous--lovely colors!

Bobbie said...

I am loving watching your progress through the stitches as we count down to the reveal on Wednesday. Can't wait to see the final products all together!

Mary K. McGraw said...

I am partiel to the cellini spiral and really like how you added sari silk and the sequins to the bracelet to capture that Arabian Nights feel

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so pretty! I love the color and I love the jingle ;o)

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely bracelet!!!
Have a good week, Cynthia!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Caron Michelle said...

Every post is an absolute treat! Love the colours in this one, absolutely gorgeous!

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