Monday, May 14, 2007

My purple Ootheca cuff and ring




I have to thank first two girls from my beads' commune (Orna77, bhs) who uncredibly decrypted how to make this cuff. Special thanks to Orna77 for the help. This cuff was originally designed by Rachel Nelson Smith. You should look how wonderful colours she uses for this cuff. What a patience!


She did 10 of them and she has a wrist larger then I have in more then about 25%! To me it took about 29 hrs to make the cuff with its clasp, while the ring took me an hour. So in total, I spent with this meditating cuff about 30 hrs. It is a madness... If I want to do a painstaking work or a meticulous work, I can. The question is if I have a personal interest to do it...

The ring was my adaptation to suit the cuff. Later on, I found out that Rachel herself is so fond of this cubic pattern, that she did all kinds of beaded beads with it. I calculated that she must had spent beetween 300 to 500 hrs making this shape, over and over again, just using different colours. Unless she has some dwarfs working for her...

3 comments:

contact said...

My talented and patient dwarf is named Liz. You did a wonderful job, I'd love to see it in person some day. May we copy your images and show them off at www.msrachel.com? -Rachel

Pat de Verre said...

Waouh! Incredible work, so gorgeous and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

Pat de Verre said...

Waouh!
you made an incredible work, so gorgeous and elegant. Thanks for sharing.
Pat from French Riviera