Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My EBW September Challenge entry

I made a cuff this time:

This is my version of the rich, luscious, colorful jewelry you would admire in Bollywood movies. This cuff bracelet would sit majestically on the wrist of a beautiful princess or a gorgeous Indian dancer populating Bollywood dreams.

The base is a black leather-covered brass cuff. It fits all sizes and it is 4.5 cm (1 3/4") wide. The centerpiece measures 5.5 cm (2 1/8"). I made it with a mother of pearl round framed with size 15 Miyuki seed beads in shades of rose pink and lavender and topped with a beautiful flower. For the flower I used a hot pink faceted crystal (20 mm x 20 mm) surrounded by size 11 seed beads. The cuff is finished with two symmetrical floral embellishments made with German glass cabochons and size 11 seed beads.

I created this piece for the September 2010 Etsy Beadweavers Challenge, “Bollywood”. Please visit the EBW blog

between 9-15 September and vote for your favorite.

NEWS from the EBW BLOG

September "Bollywood" Challenge Voting Sept 9- 15

This month's challenge theme "Bollywood" was chosen by Anna of Teasebeads winner of the July Challenge. Anna's challenge was.... "We all have seen Bollywood movies and I think that you will agree with me that it is a world of colors, music, beautiful women and shining jewelry. Lets fantasize on the subject of Indian jewelry as we see them !"

We have had another outstanding response to this month with 52 entries, and it will be difficult to decide which is your favorite, please look at each entry by clicking on their links below the image. You can vote on your favorite from September 9th to September 15th