Thursday, May 20, 2010

Daffodil bracelet



When I looked at the date that I had begun this bracelet, I was horrified to see that it was waaaaay back in March.  Really?  Surely not!  How on earth could this have been sitting on my desk for the last few months, untouched and unfinished?  


I'll tell you how...


I procrastinate!  In fact, I procrastinate so much that I have procrastination down to a fine art!


But anyway, I digress.  I'm good at that too.


So here *finally* is my completed Daffodil bracelet.  




It's not everything that I had hoped for.  My creative vision didn't manifest into the beautiful bracelet I had envisaged... 




My stitching looks a little wonky in places, mostly due to the memory wire I used as a base for the bracelet.  It was not the best choice of armature...it is so darn springy that it holds its shape which in turn scrunches up my beadwork (but can I plead ignorance because it was my first time using memory wire?!)




But you know what...it doesn't have to be perfect.  It is only a first prototype.


I realise that creativity is a process, and that it may take me many prototypes to perfect a design and create something that I am really happy with.  


And although this design turned out to be a dud, I'm very happy with the daffodil itself.  So Daffodil Mk. II is already underway in a lighter, softer colourway (see here for a sneak peek).  And Daffodil Mk. II will not be a bracelet, but a necklace.


And this time I'm skipping the memory wire.


Thanks for looking, and be well!


47 comments:

  1. Ohhh Belinda, this is sooooo cute! And beautiful!!!

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  2. This is gorgeous!!!! I love it!!

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  3. Seriosly Belinda even if it is a prototype it is stunning and I love daffodils! Don't change a thing!

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  4. Wow... Belinda it´s so amazing, i like this ;o)kisses Andrea

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  5. That's beautiful! Can't wait to see mk 2.

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  6. The bracelet is very nice!! The daffodil is perfect! I like it!!!
    Kind regards
    Eveline

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  7. I think the bracelet came out beautiful--the memory wire was a perfect idea--too bad it did not work as you had envisioned it.

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  8. Oh, thank you so much to everyone for your support! I guess I will always be my own harshest critic ;-) I'm looking forward to showing you Daffodil Mk. II...bigger and better, hopefully! LOL

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  9. Gorgeous Belinda. It looks as though it would sit perfectly. The memory wire looks like it worked well but I can imagine it was frustrating to work with. Beautiful.

    Karyn

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  10. Thanks Karyn! Unfortunately I'm not 100% happy with the bracelet...but with a little bit of tweaking, I will be able to create something better! ;-) And yes, the memory wire was a pain to work with!! LOL I created most of the tubular peyote bracelet first, and then just slid it onto the memory wire. It would have been far too difficult to bead AROUND the wire LOL

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