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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Subconscious Results

I have been leafing through this lately.

And I saw this on Sunday.

When I sat down yesterday to make a simple ladder bracelet with  long black twisted bugles and some red seed beads generously sent to me by Liz of Bead Contagion, my hands had me do this instead:




It wasn't until the last segment that it occurred to me that I was deeply inspired by both the links above.

Thank you Lisa.
And thank you David Dean and Charles Eagle Plume (and thank you Cynthia for bringing the book and all its meaning into my life!).

10 comments:

LisaS said...

I really like the pattern you have going here! An interesting book...

AntiquityTravelers said...

I love the look and simplicity to this one! the pattern is tribal - which I LOVE! and thanks for introducing Bead Contagion to me! what a great blog

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh! and I believe we might just be David Dean's most 'involved readers' !

Therese's Treasures said...

Cool necklace Christine, I love the simple design of the necklace too. When I first saw it my thoughts went to a quilt pattern called tumbling blocks, but know that I have read the post and clicked on the links to see where the inspiration came from, it looks more like the bone breast plates the plains Indians wore.
Therese

Karen Williams said...

Isn't it interesting how inspiration works? Your design draws from both sets of inspiration, but is completely your own and so very wearable.

I'm adding the book to my wish list. :)

Kristen said...

I love how inspiration takes hold! Gorgeousness!

Liz E said...

I am so fascinated by this piece. It's almost like an optical illusion. My eye follows the red beads, but then when they stop my eye follows the bugles backwards like climbing rungs of a ladder. The necklace in its entirety flows downwards but it bursts out sideways too. It's soft and gentle, but it also has hard geometric angles. Amazing. I think you really hit on something.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Black and red - my favorite color combinations! I actually love when I sit down to make one thing and turns out to be something else - spectacular necklace!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The ladder links are really cool! Nice work!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O how brilliant! Modish and tribal at the same time, and they also sort of remind me of abacuses :)