Sunday, July 13, 2008


Sir Elton John was on TV a couple of nights ago, in one of those biographical specials. Having been a fan of his music for years, I had the idea during the show of creating a beadweaving pattern for a piano. I'm sure others have created piano patterns before, so I actually went to look to make sure I wasn't inadvertently creating a design that already existed! After a few Google searches, I decided to just go for it, and here's the result.

Even my husband, who rarely comments on my beadweaving, likes this one. Lest you think my husband doesn't appreciate my creations, I think the main reason he doesn't comment is that he can't see up close without his glasses, and beadwoven pieces definitely require an up-close look!

I don't want Sir Elton to feel bad, but I wound up naming the cuff after a song by another of my favorite singers, Billy Joel. I just listed Piano Man in my Etsy Shop. Maybe I'll have to create another, more colorful version, called Goodbye Yellow Brick Road...


8 comments:

retrothreads said...

I love it, MaryLou...I have tried and tried to graph a treble clef or a violin that looks decent in peyote stitch. Those keys turned out perfectly.

triz said...

love it! :-) and have to say, I really love your photo compositions for this piece!!!!

Jean Hutter said...

MaryLou - I am just back from vacation and trying to catch up. This bracelet is amazing - I just love it and the story that goes with it - great job!!!

Gypsy at Heart said...

I like the name you gave it. It is a pretty cuff. Very intricate.

Nodin's Nest said...

very cool!

Marlaine said...

Love the bracelet. It's so cool!

Deb DiSalvo said...

Wow- I love it! That would go nicely with the piano key fused glass sushi dish I just recently posted on my blog! LOL!
Cheers,
Deb
BTW- I totally love music-inspired things!

lanne said...

Love your site. All of you stuff is beautiful.