..."beaded art through the eyes of the beholder".

Saturday, January 24, 2009


"Rainbow Symphony"
(custom order)
This colorful necklace is a custom request that I've been working on for a while now -
the going is slow since I had another major hand reconstruction just 2 weeks
ago and am tucked back into a full arm and hand cast for the next 2 months!
The buyer had already purchased a salmon choker in the same style and she
wanted one with more color in it. I hope this meets her expectations! It's been
a bit of a challenge but the doctor left 4 fingers outside the cast this time so I was
able to barely figure out how to grasp the end of the string between index and middle
fingers. Hardest part is threading the needle and getting each piece actually started
and worked so that I have something to hang onto! Ah, challenges...
1-26-09: I sent this photo to the buyer in Texas and this was her return reply.
"Hi Dini, How are you? First let me just say - OH MY GOD - what a fabulous necklace!
I wish you could hear the amazement in my expression! The necklace looks stunning....
I just love the colors! What a great piece! And you did this with your hand in a cast??!!!!!
I am blown away..... " Whew, me thinks!!
She promised to have her hubby take a photo of her wearing it when it arrives.

NOTE: Double click on photo for close-up view.


beadsandblooms said...

An amazing piece and especially the fact that you finished it basically one handed! Your buyer should be well pleased.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Oh, Dini, I think she will love it and will cherish it the more because you finished it in a cast. You need to make sure she knows how special it is.

Foxan said...

It is amazing that you have accomplished that with only one hand! Lovely colors, Dini! And amazing beadwork, as always.
Agree with Marilyn - it is a VERY special piece of jewelry.

Kerrie Slade said...

What a beautiful colorful piece Dini! I appreciate your determination, but please take good care of that hand of yours!

Kerrie :)

Dawn N said...

The colors are beautiful. I don't think I could have made it even with 2 hands!

BeadsForever said...

Both you and the necklace are amazing, Dini! It is gorgeous. Very clever design and colors.

Smadar's Treasure said...

It's a gorgeous, colorful neck piece! I admire your passion for beading, even with one hand in cast!