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Monday, November 12, 2007

EBWC Challenge Complete

Tonight I finished my entry for the Etsy Beadweavers Challenge. The cabochon is an agate. For the netting I used opaque one cut seed beads with pearl accents. A vintage button brings closure to the square stitched clasp. In many traditions agate is believed to cure the stings of scorpions and the bites of snakes, soothe the mind, prevent contagion, still thunder and lightning, promote eloquence, secure the favour of the powerful, and bring victory over enemies. Persian magi are also known to have prized agate rings in their work and beliefs. Information obtained from wikipedia. This stone was purchased from my local hardware store. It makes me chuckle to say that. The store is Baldwin Taylor Hardware. They carry an assortment of supplies for Lapidary, along with findings and other supplies for jewelry making. Today we had our bead society meeting. We have a great group of womem attending the meetings regularly now. Aleta taught how to make a bracelet with a ladder and brick stitch. What a great job she did with the presentation and instructions. This was her first time for teaching and she was a natural! The colors I chose to work with are really colorful. Light Bronze, Matte metallic purple, matte metallic yellow-green and matte opaque old rose. It reminds me of Carnival and cotton candy. I always spend to much time visiting with everyone to get much done.

6 comments:

Medieval Needle said...

Love it! Your work is always awe inspiring.

Miss Bristling said...

Je ne parles pas anglais mais je suis enchantée devant tant de belles choses sur votre blog.
Je me suis permise de mettre un lien sur mon blog.
Merci de votre talent

KV said...

Don't you just love the things you can find in the hardware store? This is a lovely piece of work -- I love agates, too.

Kathy V in NM

The Lone Beader said...

This is fabulous!!! I am in awe...

Pencio said...

WOW!!!!Mervelous work !

TeAntae said...

That is amazing! And to think you got the stone from the hardware store. ;-)

And your bead group sounds like a fun bunch. I had to stop going to my local one because they just didn't seem to get it.