Monday, September 16, 2013

time2cre8 ... A Wonky Bead Lariat

If you're at all like me, you probably miss a good number of your friends' and acquaintances' posts on Facebook.  I try to keep up with them, but it's nearly impossible with the massive list of friends I have (most of whom I've never met, but we share a common art form - beadweaving).

One post that happened to catch my eye was by Kristi Bowman, the polymer clay artist behind KristiBowmanDesign on Etsy.  Kristi had created a new batch of polymer clay beads and posted pictures of several sets of them.  I think what attracted me to the post was that she had called them "wonky beads."  How could you possibly resist reading a post about wonky beads?

Her post was all about doing a Wonky Bead Blog Hop, with each participant purchasing one set of the wonky beads and using them in a project.  There were several sets of the beads available; you can see some of them on her original post.
 

I decided it would be fun to do, and today's the reveal!




As you can see, I opted to track down some of my Czech seed beads with their beautiful picasso finish to coordinate with the beads.  After finding the perfect beads in my stash, I crocheted a rope that's a blend of the three colors -- mostly taupe/brown with sprinkles of turquoise and dark red.

Head over to Kristi's blog to visit the other participants' blogs and see what they did with their wonky beads!  :-)

12 comments:

Tanya said...

That is seriously fabulous! I love the crocheted rope and how you used the wonky beads in the fringe. \It's just perfect.

Shirley Moore said...

Oh heavens woman, that is gorgeous! Hmm, well, I think I might say that about all your stuff....but anyway, I'm thrilled to see how you used Kristi's beads with your awesome crocheted rope. and it probably only took you about 3 hours to make....:)

:-) MaryLou said...

Thank you, Tanya and Shirley!

And Shirley... Nope, it's more than three hours of invested time. It's probably close to an hour to string the beads, and then a few hours to crochet. Total length is 45", including the fringe. :-)

Kristi Bowman said...

That's incredible Marylou!! That crochet is gorgeous and looks so amazing with the Wonky Beads!! Thanks so much for playing!!!

SueBeads said...

Mary Lou, that's just fantastic! I love your bead crochet and it matches perfectly with Kristi's beads!

Alice said...

I love it. That crocheted rope is fabulous!

Dini Bruinsma said...

I admire♥ your patience when crocheting this amazing piece of jewellery. It's really very special and beautiful!

Dini

KayzKreationz said...

That piece is just awesome. I love wonderful beadwork like this. I can't imagine all the work and time that went into this, but it is just gorgeous. Wonderful job.

beadrecipes said...

Fantastic! The crocheted rope is so substantial, sets off the beads beautifully!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I am in awe of this beautiful crocheted rope. I seriously can't stop looking at it. Beautiful!!

Karen Mitchell said...

Bead crochet and Picasso beads! Love it!!

ChrysalisToo said...

Love the cord and the Wonkdy bead combination! Beautiful!!!