Sunday, June 13, 2010

What I have been doing

Well, as usual, I have been staying busy beading. The top picture is my Red Cuff. I'm trying to make each cuff as different as possible even though I'm using the same techniques. Sometimes it's a bit of a challenge. Working with all red is definitely not my favorite color palette.
I used shell ovals as my centers in this cuff. I call it Beach. It was originally supposed to be straight on the sides, but it called for me to accent the oval shapes so the scissors came out. Working on cuffs is a great way to try new color combinations to see how they work together.

I have to give the cuffs a rest for a bit and catch up on my other beading obligations. Never fear, there will be more of them. LOL.







My friend, Sandy, and I went to an Indian Pow Wow this morning. This picture was taken there shortly before the battery in my camera died. The regalia was out of this world. The beading was exquisite. It was a treat to see whole families participating in the parade, chants, and dancing. It was pretty warm so we only stayed a couple of hours, but managed to at least get a wonderful Indian Taco for lunch. I want to go again so I can get pictures of the beautiful beadwork. It was astounding.
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11 comments:

LUCY said...

Que maravilla, el rojo es precioso y el beis super elegante, estan bellisimos.....felicidades

abeadlady said...

Gracias, Lucy.

Carol said...

Great Cuffs. Yes, they ARE very different that you "used" to do. I love the red, my color!, especially the arrow, for lack of a better descriptive word, on the sides! .

Doris said...

Arline, both cuffs are gorgeous. I think the red one would provide a great pop of color with a black outfit but I like Beach just as much.
Glad you had a good time today. We used to live in what was Indian Territory and got to see lots of beautiful beadwork and costumes. I actually took my first ever beading classes from a Native American woman.

KV said...

Awesome work, Arline!


Kathy V in NM

Carol Creech said...

Arline - I'm just catching up on your posts. All of your cuffs are amazing!! I love that you are doing such a variety of different colors and patterns. So much fun to see what you have done! And how exciting about the Native American beadwork. I can only imagine the incredible beading you saw.

Kelly said...

Beautiful work on the cuffs! Both are gorgeous!

rlkris said...

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom...................................................

beadbabe49 said...

Wow, wow, wow! The cuffs are amazing, love the designs and the colors, especially the red one!
Our pow wow happens in august, so we've got a bit of a wait for the tacos!

Sandy said...

Great cuffs-just georgeous. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Gammie said...

The bracelets are absolutely wonderful. I love Indian beading. So different and colorful.

So what is next?

Love,
Jeanne