Feb 27, 2010

Polymer Clay Bytes! - Bead Embroidery

After I complete a couple more Polymer Clay jewelry related orders, I have just received an order for a custom design bracelet cuff. One of the galleries I sell my work through has notified me via phone and jokingly told me to hold my breath because an Opera Singer has decided to purchase my "Freya's Brisingamen". Now the challenge is to design a matching bracelet cuff with plenty of fringe as it must be a showy piece for a performance. I am so pleased that this piece was chosen as another Opera Singer had 'almost' purchased it last October. I'll be designing a piece with a showy ring to match as well.


About Freya...
Freya is famed for her great beauty, and indeed is often known as "The Fair One". Freya is quite independent, being chief of the Valkyries, the demi-goddesses who select the noble and heroic dead and carry them to the Realm of the Gods. Freya is the Daughter of Time, as well as the patron and protectress of the human race. On her breast she wears "the jewel whose power cannot be resisted," Brisingamen. Brising meaning fire, specifically the fire of the enlightened mind and men meaning jewel. In ancient times the winter constellation which we today know as Orion was at that time called "Freya's Gown" by the Norse and Teutons, and the sword belt in Orion was called "Freya's Girdle." She is as strong, beautiful and wise as any of the "Eldest Ones." Very labour-intensive beadembroidery on Ultrasuede using Swarovski Rivoli Stones, Blue Faceted Goldstone, Hematite, Purple Iris Freshwater Pearls, Firepolished Crystal and a Pewter medallion mandala representing Life's Eternal Cycles and Our passage through them.

5 comments:

Jodaeodesign said...

Congratulations on selling your stunning piece.

thomi said...

Gratuliere Dir herzlich zu dieser Arbeit! I wish you continued success!

miramecreations said...

Congratulations!! It is such a beautiful creation, Tina...just beautiful...that Opera singer will look stunning wearing your Freya's Brisingamen necklace!

Melobeau said...

OMG Tina, That's one AMAZING and dramatic piece! BRAVA! I can just see it being worn by an opera singer and it should get a great deal exposure (let's hope front page of New York Times Art and Entertainment or PBS special!). I love the name you chose, it's perfect (should be worn while singing Wagner). Hope that the matching cuff comes together just as effortlessly as possible.

The Paper Princess said...

Awesome piece, Tina!

I just added a Crafting Smorgasbord Links section to Create With Joy highlighing non-paper-crafting artisans. I've included this site in the links because I love your work!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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