Did those two words excite you or send fear cursing through your veins?!
A big Thank You to the Hostesses, Karen Williams (author of the book that carried me through, "Freeform Petote Beading : Design & Creation of Original Wearable Art Jewelry") and Mandi Ainsworth. They gave some of us the kick that was needed to break through the mental barriers of freeform. Yes, I did say mental barriers of freeform. Silly, I know.
I got Karen's book for Christmas 2011 with the intent on learning Freeform Peyote in the winter of 2012. I kept procrastinating. I was too scared to pick up a needle and thread and try it. One year later, Karen and Mandi presented this challenge. Still scared, I waited until the second to last day to sign up. Nothing like the last minute to make a decision. No regrets!
The following photos are my very first, second, and third attempts at Freeform Peyote. I still have a lot to learn, but I think I am off to a pretty good start :-)
First Attempt with a button clasp.
Second Attempt with a snap clasp.
Third attempt with a rock as the clasp.
Thank you for taking the time to be here to see what I made. Please go take a look at what the other Hoppers created:
Melody Marie Murray
Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten
Julie Schmidt Bowen