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Butterflies

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(2012), 9"x 2.5", Size 11 delica beads (matte transparent apple green, matte transparent grass green, matte black, transparent garnet lined, matte sliver-lined red, matte silver-lined orange, matte silver-lined yellow), nylon thread, push-button.

This was a commission by :iconthespunkydoodler: who wanted a realistic pattern of butterflies and strong yellows and oranges for the design.

I decided to go for a two-drop peyote pattern, because it helps with more natural curvatures in the pattern, and to make the edges of the butterfly wings extend past the green background of two soft green tones, as if they had just "landed" on the bracelet. The bracelet closes with a single push-button for a nice seamless look.

I think it's a very "happy" and upbeat piece. Certainly made me smile when I was working on it.
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pinkythepink's avatar
Hi! :squee: Your piece has been featured in my Feature Challenge this month fav.me/dae4jcn as an exceptional piece of artisan craftery! :la: I hope that you'll enjoy any extra attention that it garners for you and that you'll consider participating in the challenge yourself! :blowkiss:
Ellygator's avatar
Thanks so much! I've had a pattern from a high-res shot of a moth wing that I've been wanting to bead for ages... If I can get the time together I'll try and make and submit it!
pinkythepink's avatar
You're welcome! :love: Good luck finding the time, sometimes it can be so scarce!
ScarabsCorner's avatar
pretty how much are your commish's?
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! I sell most of my bead bracelets for around $90 plus shipping ($7 US, $10 abroad)
ScarabsCorner's avatar
Your welcome,ok good to know
Hi....I would like to buy it....Is it possible? Please e-mail me: igorgruesst@gmx.de

Thanx, inna
Ellygator's avatar
Just send you an email. Thanks so much!
somk's avatar
I <3 this one so much! :)
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you this design made me very happy...
Lotusflower22's avatar
Your bracelets are beautiful. Are you going to sell any of them?
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you, and yes I do. If I don't have the original any more I can make a replica or a custom-made piece. Please just note me and let me know what you are interested in.
EagleWingGallery's avatar
You must have the patience of a saint. Great stuff.
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! This one made me happy - just can't help it when beading such bright and happy colors...
Ellygator's avatar
Thanks so much!
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! I think the commissioner picked out some great color choices!
dilnoza5a's avatar
wooow!sooo light and mys me smile!How uve did it)?
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! Definitely a happy piece. It's made in two-stack Peyote. You can see my instructions for Peyote in my scraps. Just use 2 beads instead of one... [link]
gebene's avatar
how you do that? meybe do you have sheme of that? (i would like to try)
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! I have an etsy store for my patterns. I got so many requests I think I will do the butterflies next. Watch this space :) [link]
gebene's avatar
fantastic, i think it is realy hard to make somthink like that
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