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Ocean Treasure by Ellygator Ocean Treasure by Ellygator
(2018), 15.5" length. Cotton embroidery thread (cream, teal, dark purple, olive), art glass bead, size 15 seed beads (cream, silver-lined purple ab), size 11 seed beads (blue apollo, matte metallic bronze) size 8 seed beads (metallic blue, matte metallic olive-gold), silver findings, Fireline

Another one of my recent Kumihimo projects: I started out with a bought focal bead with a beautiful combination of metallic teals, blues and purples accented by cream and olive. I translated the color scheme into a 16 strand 4 color cord with a continuous cream spiral against a sequence of olive/ purple, olive/teal and teal/purple twists.

I then used a slightly modified interrupted Cellini Spiral technique that I recently explored for some bracelets and that picks up on the colors to serve as a very elaborate bail for the art glass focal bead.

It was really fun to use that may different techniques (braiding, circular Peyote and a bit of wire-work) and materials to put together a piece that still feels very unified because of the repetition of the original colors of the accent bead.

The art glass bead was made by Amy Kinsch at www.etsy.com/shop/AKDlampwork

Below are my first Kumihimo braid project and the original Cellini Spiral bracelets that I combined for this necklace:

Whisky and Cream by Ellygator Cellini - Interrupted by Ellygator
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chainedoombaby Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018   Artisan Crafter
I really like the way the bail came out on this piece. Not really a fan of the thread part but over all its stunning!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I didn't come up with the idea of reversing direction on a Cellini Spiral, but I like the effect when you let it twist for a little and then reverse it. I think it's a nice organic effect.
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GoodSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work as always Elly!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Love how the colors all came together.
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GoodSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very welcome
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! :love:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like! Thanks!
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