It seems like it took forever, but…


My “Parrot Fish Cuff” is finally finished as are the beading kit and tutorial (available in my Etsy shop).  I am pleased beyond words with this graceful slip-on cuff! Inspired by CGB and the many beautifully colored Parrot Fish I’ve had the pleasure to observe while diving in tropical waters, it is the most colorful piece I have made to date.  Composed of twenty-four colors and almost 60 grams of Delica and seed beads in various shades of teal, mauve, lime, coral, blue, and green, the patterned sections are bordered by darkest gunmetal and rich blue-greens embellish the zigzagged lower edge.  Ten fins flare out along one edge, lending an almost ethereal quality to this cuff.  I’ll be wearing it with a subtle shade of mauve nail polish on my fingers, content to let my “Parrot Fish Cuff” be the star attraction!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on September 9, 2013.

6 Responses to “It seems like it took forever, but…”

  1. This is so amazingly beautiful and if it took a professional like you a long time to make this,it would probably take a lifetime for me!


    • Thank you so much, Lesli! It took so long for me to complete because I was writing the directions for the tutorial, designing the color charts, and taking process photos every step of the way…it wouldn’t take long at all for you or another beader to make this, especially with the kit, which has all the beads counted out for you!


  2. I just love your use of color combinations and patterns in your designs, Barbara! It is so wonderful to see artists sharing the geometric beading experience and encouraging other beaders!


    • Thank you, Susan! Geometric beadwork has opened an entirely new world of beading for me and I’m so thrilled that the worldwide beading community is equally enthused. Beaders everywhere are exploring new designs and pushing their creativity to higher limits! It’s a win-win for all of us!


  3. I’ve been so looking forward to seeing this – and it doesn’t disappoint. Absolutely stunning!


    • Thank you, Jenny! I’m thrilled with it and am wearing it at the moment…it’s lightweight and comfortable and I can type while wearing it, which is an important consideration for me as I spend a lot of time on the computer!


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