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marți, 15 august 2017

Octopus tree necklace- My entry for Battle of the Beadsmith 2017

My entry this year has two inspirational sources. I discovered an article on a beautiful amazing tree called Angel Oak Tree in South Carolina that reminded me of a natural reservation in Romania. This reservation located in the Delta Danube is called Letea Forest . The forest hosts many ancient English oaks ,some of them reaching, even 500-600 years old. I found inspiring the octopus tentacles look like trees so I decided to create a necklace with a similar look .
Name of the piece : Octopus Tree
Techniques used: raised hand embroidery,bead embroidery,peyote stitch,RAW
Materials : Handcrafted cold porcelain cabochons, rhodochrosite cabochons,vintage beautiful harlequin opal glass cabs, crysoprase beads,Toho and Miyuki Delica 15/0;11/0; 8/0, firepolished and O-beads, 4mm crystal glass roundells , vintage gold fresh water pearl drops, 4 mm swarovski rose monte, rhinestone chain ,viscose thread,leather,necklace brass blank .
Size : Aprox. 29x 19 cm
Time to complete : Aprox 100 hours in 30 days .
Thank you for watching and hope you will enjoy my octopus necklace .