Monday, July 25, 2011

Strawberry Fields Forever

The August EBW Challenge theme is Summer's Juicy Fruit.  You can read more about it here.  When I heard that this was the theme, I immediately thought of strawberries.  Honestly they are not my favorite food, but they make me think of summer and can be very delicious in season.  When I thought of strawberries, I also thought of Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles.  I've been a big Beatles fan ever since I was little.
So I decided to create piece depicting strawberry fields with Strawberry Fields Forever as the title.

I enjoyed creating a wide right angle weave base for my June challenge entry so much that I decided to start with the same type of base for this piece.  The second layer is also the same, but then I did a different type of embellishment for the third layer.  It's more or less freeform again although not as involved as the beach freeform.  I love how the new color palette gives this piece a completely different look.

The less involved freeform made it easier to pose this piece for my pictures.  It was tough to keep the red from popping too much, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with the results.


I mentioned this in my preview post about this piece, but I have to mention again that I got more than half of the beads in this piece from Shannon (beadsandbabble).  All of the beads that I've bought from her thus far have been great.
I chose to use a metal clasp for this piece, which isn't what I usually use for my beadweaving.  There is a little story behind this, which I'll get into some other time.  For now, suffice it to say that I was looking for something different.  I think that it works well with this piece.

This cuff is available here.  Voting for the challenge will be the second week of August.  I'll have more information about that when the voting process starts.

14 comments:

  1. This bracelet is beautiful, and you hit the mark with it being strawberry fields, it is perfect. So it's basically 3 layers of beadweaving, that is alot of work, is it heavy?
    Thanks for sharing,
    Danielle

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  2. Those are great colors, it is perfect for invoking a field of strawberries!

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  3. OMG, it's gorgeous!
    However did you manage to finish it so quickly?
    I love this freeform style very much.

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  4. We have strawberry fields here that we enjoy going to pick our own, and/or to buy flats. We also have an annual strawberry festival w/tons & tons of strawberry shortcake! Your bracelet definately depicts those fields in Plant City, Fl.

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  5. That is such a pretty bracelet Rose!

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  6. A wonderful challenge piece! The bracelet is stunning!

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  7. This looks great! And the name is perfect :)

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  8. I love it! Looks just like strawberries!

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  9. beautiful cuff - great work!
    I'm a big Beatles Fan too {:-D

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  10. that's gorgeous. you did an incredible job and it really does remind me of a fresh, juicy strawberry.

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  11. Thank you so much for all of the positive feedback! That means a lot to me.

    Danielle, it is fairly weighty but it sits very snugly on your wrist so you won't notice the weight as much as you would with a chunkier, fringed piece.

    Duni, I'm not working full time so that helps!

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