Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My creative space...

Inspiration comes in all shapes and forms...

And sometimes, when I'm really lucky, it comes home in the form of pretty books from my ever-thoughtful husband...

The magnificent carved wooden doorframe on the cover of this Morocco book inspired me... start working on a wide, but lightweight, cuff...

I've tried numerous ways to make this cuff by taking short cuts, but it just doesn't drape well.  So each little "X" and "T" shape is stitched individually and then they're stitched together. 

Time consuming?  Ridiculously so!  

I enjoy a certain amount of monotony, but this is just crazy.  Let's hope it works out...


My workspace today is all about terracotta and tangerine...

I can't get enough of these colours at the moment.  They just speak to me of Morocco.

And somebody else finds it all very inspiring too...


Head on over to Kootoyoo to see what other creative people are up to today...and add your link if you'd like to play along!


  1. Love the terricota/orange colour, bet the cuff is going to look amazing :-)

  2. ooh, i love the shapes for the cuff. hope it works out too. your beading is really lovely :)

  3. Looks like you have some great inspiration! ;)
    I love love love how cuff looks at the moment. Can't wait to see the end result!

  4. Hey! I came to visit after seeing the wonderful Etsy Treasury you have built!
    Nice to meet you (-:
    Ayelet Shachar

  5. Oh Oh Oh these are sooo pretty I can't wait to see how the cuff works up! I love the pendant! of course you know these are my favorite colors!
    Thanks for the eye candy and inspiration!


  6. beautiful !

    i love love the pattern shown on the first photo (like little crosses)

    i'm hopeless with beads & admire +++ your creations !

  7. I have absolutely no idea how you do all this amazing, wonderful, beautiful stuff!

  8. Thanks Lou! I just love these colours, they're so warm and earthy :-)

    Thank you Belinda, I really hope the cuff works out too!

    Jana, thank you for the lovely comments! Hopefully I will have a finished (and successful!) cuff to show soon ;-)

    Ayelet, it's lovely to meet you :-) I was so surprised (and thrilled!) to see that another one of my treasuries made the Etsy FP...YAY!

    Kristen, I know how much you love orange ;-) If this cuff works out ok, I'll be making it in different colours...and orange is definitely on the list!

    Valerie, you're so sweet...thank you! ♥

    LOL Lori! With a big imagination and a good dose of patience ;-)

  9. Hi Belinda. I happened onto your blog through bead snob. So glad I did. I am having problems signing up to follow, so may have to wait until I get home to do so. In the meantime I am enjoying my visit to your blog! Connie

  10. Oh those colors are delicious and of course you weave your magic at every turn! To me you have an immense amount of patience just to work the way you do so to try and conquer that cuff is mind boggling! I have no doubt you'll do it though and it will be masterful when finished!

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  12. Hi Connie! It's lovely to meet you :-) Sorry you're having troubles signing up to follow me...I hope you can get it sorted out when you're home, I'd love you to visit more often! :-)

    Sharon, I think I've learnt a good dose of patience since having children! LOL I stayed up late last night to work on the cuff, and I got into a bit of a rhythm so it is coming together faster than I'd expected. Now I just have to think about a clasp...hmmmm Thanks for stopping by, lovely lady ♥

  13. Beautiful blog. God bless you

  14. Your intricate work is amazing!! That cuff will look beautiful once you've finished it. Happy creating :)

  15. Thank you so much, Kellie! I've been working on the cuff for the last few nights, and it's coming together just as I'd envisaged. I'm just trying to work out the best solution for a clasp now...hmmm... Hope you're keeping busy! (Although I know you always are! LOL)


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