***** This Krafty Max Origianl ArtWork Creation was entered into the Fire Mountain Gems Seed Bead contest. It has won a SILVER METAL in the Sead Bead contest. (http://www.firemountaingems.com/galleryofdesigns/jewelry_design_gallery.asp?docid=D88G) *****
You can see my blog post about this creation at: http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/07/reaching-tranquility-minature-dressing.html
And the ‘making of’ video on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42jGXE3uKCc
I was inspired to create something that was unique by my mom and dad. I have been beading for most of my life and wanted something that challenged and inspired me. I fell in love with this creation right from the beginning. Over 6 hours went into the design of the total pattern and over 100 hours of beading. Each panel has over 10,000 Delica seed beads in it, totaling well over 40,000 beads in the completed project. I used 28 colors in total. There are also Swarovski Crystals used for the ‘hinges’ and at the top of the posts.
I chose this name; Reaching Tranquility Miniature Dressing Screen, for this Krafty Max Original creation because it truly had me reaching for tranquility. During this project I was surprised at all the emotions that it either brought out or created. I went from frustration to fascination and from inspiration to exasperation! But through it all I was inspired and felt a deep sense of Tranquility from the creation itself.
I hope that you (those of you who have watched it grow) have gotten some inspiration and tranquility as well. And for those of you that are looking at it for the first time, I hope that you see the hours of love and devotion that went into creating this work of art. Enjoy!!
When I started I had 28 colors of 11o (11 per inch) Delica Seed beads….
It is designed as a miniature – oriental style – dressing screen I created it with 4 panels and then put them together with Swarovski Crystals and a frame work on the back. This is a decorative piece of art. It can be displayed standing, laying flat or hanging.
6+ hours of design
150+ hours of beading
Each panel – 4 x 8.75 inches
18.5 x 11 x .5 Overall Size
28 colors of Delica Seed Beads
4 colors of Swarovski Crystal Bi-Cone Beads
This Krafty Max Origianl ArtWork Creation was entered into several beading contests, and cannot be purchased until the results of the contests are knows, however, if you are interested in purchasing it, please contact me directly – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials Used: Delica Seed Beads, Swarovski Crystals, Fireline – 6 pound Crystal, plastic tube, wood beads, spray paint, white glue
Reaching Tranquility Miniature Dressing Screen