Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Paths We Follow

Here is a project I did a couple months ago.  I mentioned earlier in one of my posts that I got some green and copper beads.  This is the outcome.  I started with the green, foil-backed glass beads in the center.  I really liked them because they have a nice depth to them.  I found them very interesting.  Then I winded the black pathway around them and filled that in.  I was a little disappointed in myself for getting the 5 beads at the top a little off center, but my 14 year old daughter reminded me that it adds character.  What a smart girl!  My 9 year old son says that if you put your finger on the gold-tipped stacks and wiggle it, it feels like broccoli.  lol  My younger 8 year old daughter likes the brown curved path the best.  I keep playing with the fringe at the bottom.  I just love those little metal discs!  So, in one 5x5 piece, I'm sure everyone can find something different to be drawn to.  I was very happy with this piece, and it is one of my favorite.









and if you notice, I kept turning the piece around and around, not sure which way was up while I was working on it!





and the final piece:




I hope all of you have a fun, happy and safe New Year!

13 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

I love it!

Happy New Year to you and your family, lisa...

Jacquie said...

very pretty stuff! Looking forward to seeing what you come up for the BJP this year..happy beading!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you bobbi and jacquie!

Elyse said...

Lisa...your work is beautiful. I found one of your patterns on beadcoop.com. I bought the herringbone peyote pattern. But it's a bit too big for a bracelet...do you know if it can be made smaller? Or should I try with size 15 beads? I have mastered peyote and working on new patterns for my family! Thank you! Happy New year!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

elyse, thank you for your compliment. i sent you an email regarding the pattern...hoping i can make it more suitable for you.

Gammie said...

Beautiful, Lisa. I enjoyed reading this.

Jeanne

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you jeanne!

Carol said...

Hi Lisa
I am in on BJP and followed your link her from Bead Story.

Your work is beautiful. I love the way you picture journal your progression of you work.

Carol

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you for your compliment and your feedback about the way i've done pics, carol. i wasn't sure if that was a good way to do it or not. but since you said, i will do it that way in the future. unfortunately, on the bjp piece i'm working on, i didn't do it that way. but after this next one i will again!

Lynn said...

I am soooo happy you have started to blog! I love these two pieces. You are inspiring!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you so much, lynn! that means a lot!

Ralonda said...

It took me a second glance to realize they are all the same project- gonna have to start comprehending what I am reading while I am distracted by the pics!!

Bobbi said...

Wowwww Lisa, this may be my favorite piece to! Well...I love them all so far! Fantastic work!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi