Saturday, March 13, 2010

Done! (well, for now)

After staring at the blank section left on my life box and trying a 1,000 different things, this is what appeared:

My thought is that through your support and caring, I found the spirit to believe again
~ in myself and the decisions I've made

~ in the power of positive thinking

~ and most significantly, if the healing elements of bead journaling

As many of you may know, I was first introduced to bead embroidery through classes at my local Historical Society which are taught by Native American women from the Tuscarora Nation.
I couldn't resist adding one of my favorite coins. A 1900 penny.
I hope that when I pass from this earth, God grants me the favor of traveling back in time to Buffalo at the turn of the century. I would love to have attended the Pan American exposition held here in 1901. That would be heaven to me.

I use a scallop seashell to scoop up my beads from my beading mat. It is the best 'tool' ever. I don't even know how or why I started to use it, but its just a perfect little scooper. So when I was scrounging through all my treasures and came across a set of pewter seashells, I just had to pluck the scallop one from the group and put it on the box.

I feel peaceful now when I look at the final piece.
Maybe I should be calling this my Peace box.

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I will eventually put the bottom cover on and either add bead "feet" or a raised rope to lift it off the table a bit, but for now I have to set it aside and get started on next year's Beading for a Cure piece. Don't miss out on this year's auctions - there's some stunning pieces up for auction now. Click on the link on my sidebar to help the fight against colon cancer. We need all the help we can get!


Bobbi said...

Wow...this is so beautiful!!!

Lariata said...

It is so very beutiful!

Susan said...

Beyond GORGEOUS!! is this the one you did the tree on, late at night not actually planning to do it? I am sooo very impressed by your talent!!
How do you do this? do you string the beads and sew them to whatever they are on, at the same time? I have never done any bead work except in charm making or kids crafts!

This is sooo wonderfully inspiring!
Thanks for giving me a smile today!


Carol said...

Hi Lynn.

Yep, It had taken a new name, the Peace Box. You have put a lot of emotion into its creation and found the peace you needed while doing it.

I am so glad you continue to believe in the power of positive. It is Everything.

You have freed yourself to continue on and create whatever your Muse guides you to. Congratulations.

SharDon Exclusives said...

What a lovely keepsake! Your work and design is absolutely delightful. I am so glad you got it finished and should be very satisfied with your creation,

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

oh, lynn, i think it's breathtakingly beautiful! i love how each piece you added had some personal meaning, and your whole heart went into making it. it's a showstopper, for sure. i hope you put it out where everyone can see it. what a conversation piece it is. i'm continually in awe of your talents, and you truly inspire me. stunning, gorgeous and exquisite! i can't think of enough adjectives. lol. i need a thesaurus.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Well done! It is absolutely stunning! Something you will treasure forever especially with all the meaning you stitched into it.

mandapanda said...

Oh Lynn! What a gorgeous piece of art!! Seriously beautiful!

peggy said...

fantastic piece, especially because it is so full of meaning! before i visited your blog, i never knew beading could be as creative as this!

dochoamom said...

Lynn, that box says so much... Definately belive in yourself for you are a wonderful, beautiful person gifted with the ability to create... It is always with JOY that I see your post, becuase I know something fabulous will be pictured there...

Much Love & Peace, Deb

Beadwright said...

Well Lyn this turned out simply gorgeous. Well done.


GraceBeading said...

Oh Lynn... I knew it was going to be a beauty, but I had no idea - it is absolutely amazing. Just when I think you can't possibly bead a piece more beautiful than the next, that is exactly what you do. It really is breathtaking, BRAVO!