Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My Mom always sang to me, in her lovely alto voice, even though the songs weren't the traditional lullabies most children hear (you can read about that here). In my younger days I played violin, cello, and piano, and I sang in the church choir and in a concert choir. I gave up playing instruments a long time ago, but I've been known to belt out a tune every now and then while I'm in the shower or driving down the road (windows up, of course).

After I listed my Piano Man cuff, one of my fellow Etsy BeadWeavers (Carol, of ambrosianbeads and retrothreads, who plays and teaches violin) mentioned in a comment that she'd been trying to create a treble clef or a violin in peyote but hadn't had any luck. Well, being a music lover myself, I had created this stylized treble clef design awhile back but hadn't gotten around to making the cuff. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. Although I could have created this in any color combination (and I pondered creating one for "the blues"), I chose to really show off the treble clef by weaving it in bright luster red against a white background. Whaddya think? Isn't this perfect for a music lover? :-)

The other cuff I just listed is the Pink and Purple Bouquet. You saw the beginnings of it just a couple of days ago, so now you can check out the finished piece. I really love doing these freeform peyote cuffs. It's fun to see them develop as more and more beads are added.



12 comments:

retrothreads said...

MaryLou, you nailed it ! That treble clef has personality ! (maybe I should have tried 2-drop peyote) I love your new freeform piece too.

Linda said...

MaryLou, that pink & purple bouquet is gorgeous! I wish I could do freeform...it's just not in my nature...ha!

triz said...

i love both of them!!! but especially the purple one... it's just the mood i'm in at the moment, everything i'm making is purple! :-0

thebeadedlily said...

The longer I look at that pink/purple the prettier it gets.

ClinkscalesArts said...

I love your new music series! That treble clef is wonderful. :)

I'm in awe of your freeform cuff. It's freeform and random, but still uniform.

Is there *anything* you can't do?! :P

adina said...

MaryLou, I am in awe of your new cuffs. I love the pink and purple freeform cuff - it is beautiful! And I am completely fascinated with the piano keys and the treble cleff. They are just so cool! I can't stop staring at them!!

Marlaine said...

Love your pink and purple bouquet bracelet! In fact, if I ever snag a treasury, I've got one ready to go, featuring it and designed around it!

Original GRITS said...

MaryLou, you are certainly a favorite and no, your blog (and your ads) do NOT fit into my pet peeve list. LOL I love coming and seeing all the beautiful pieces you create...ya make me jealous, ya know it?!?! I am really loving Piano Man! *smile*

LizzyT said...

Both of them are gorgeous, but the pink and purple one is my favourite. I love the colours!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

very cool treble clef - I just e-mailed your site to my daughter who will want to buy things.

(found you through entrecard)

:-) MaryLou said...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments! I'm having such fun creating all these new designs. :-)

:-) MaryLou said...

Yay! Your daughter has good taste. :-)

All my beadwoven pieces are for sale in my Etsy shop: http://time2cre8.etsy.com

But I'm going to send you a private email, since you were nice enough to provide your email addy.

Thanks!!!