Here is my entry for the Etsy Beadweavers February challenge, where the theme this month is "Nesting".
Please visit the team's blog between the 9th and 15th on February to cast a vote for your favorite entry.
I used Rebekah Payne's Sleepy Little Owl bead for the focal. Isn't this little owl the cutest thing ever?
Rebekah has a wonderful Etsy store called TreeWingsStudio. She makes all sorts of sleepy critters and many other wonderful clay things. She also keeps a great blog too:http://www.treewingsstudio.com/
Her mini sculpted animals are just so very sweet and unusual.
I know after playing around with the little owl, I want more Rebekah originals. Can't wait to make some more of these cutie cuffs.
I have also been trying to take better pictures, not an easy task, given the lack of serious apparatus.
But by getting some new background in the form of poster boards in different colors, I feel like I am getting somewhere. I like the soft glow that the green paper gave this cuff.
Here is a side view. See, the owl is sitting in the hollow of the tree, and around her is the trunk, and then branches with leaves and foliage. This is the branch part.
Then the back. My beading life has been revolutionized by metallic lambskin.Very expensive, but it adds that special touch that makes the whole piece so neat.
And a last shot, of the design stretched out before I glued it onto the cuff. That's what I don't like about cuffs. You just don't get this kind of panoramic view... But still, I am happy with the outcome.