Monday, 3 November 2008

Let My People Go - Egyptian-style Collar

I know I say this a lot... after I finish many of my pieces... but this time I really mean it!!! finally!!! I didn't think I would ever, EVER finish this piece!!!! Between having to redo parts of it and making and undoing and remaking at least 5 or 6 different fringes... finally :-) I settled (decision-wise) with a short fringe going all the way round to keep in line with the curve of the beadwoven collar and.... I LOVE it!!! Not too sure how quickly I would make another one of these.... but I do love how it came out... finally!!! :-)

This is my entry for the EtsyBeadWeavers' November Challenge 'Ancestral Expressions' - Let My People Go

The inspiration behind “Let My People Go” came from the story of Pesach (Passover). Pesach commemorates the departure of the nation of Israel from Egypt. It marks the birth of the Jewish people as a nation led by Moses over 3000 years ago. It is a as much a celebration of our spiritual freedom as it is the physical liberation from slavery.

I was born on the 7th day of Passover, because of this my parents gave me the middle name Miriam (sister of Moses). I’ve always felt a strong connection to the history of this festival. The Jewish people spent over 200 years in Egypt and this piece is inspired by the jewellery and colours of those times.

Please visit the EtsyBeadWeavers' blog and vote for your favourite from a selection of gorgeous beadwork! Voting starts 9th November!!! http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/

26 comments:

  1. Wow - that piece is absolutely incredible!

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  2. Patriza! Oh wow! Is this your entry this month? It's *amazing*!

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  3. This should be in an art gallery! It is glorious!!!! Well done!

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  4. It's gorgeous! Good luck in the challenge!

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  5. Where do you find the time -- this incredible piece had to take quite a while! Just lovely!

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  6. It's gorgeous! Glad you stuck it out and made the right decisions for the beauty of the piece.

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  7. Wow! That piece is amazing. What beautiful work, looks like it took quite a while to create!

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  8. OMG...TRIZ....you have out done yourself this time...the connection to the Egyptian 'feel' is strong and being born on the 7th day of Passover can only be a blessing (mine is the day after Christmas!!!)...what a magnificent piece..you keep on amazing all of us w/ your artistry!!!!

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  9. I'm an adoring fan of all your work, however, this piece is drop-dead-gorgeously-magnificent.

    One day I'll buy one of your creations, but I don't think I'd want to wear it. I'd prefer it displayed where I can enjoy looking at it, cos it's a work of art. ;-)

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  10. That is just gorgeous. It should be in a museum!

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  11. Outstanding Patriza!! You out did yourself once again!!

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  12. Triz, it's absolutely stunning!

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  13. Breath taking..anyone who wears this would feel very regal...

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  14. triz - I know what you mean, about tearing something out and redoing it. But it was worth the effort. It's just beautiful! And now you have the pattern. I see you won October's Beadweavers selection. Congrats.

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  15. woww Triz/Miriam... sempre più strabiliante... davvero spettacolare!!!

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  16. Wow - that is incredible! Absolutely amazing!

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  17. Awww. I wish I had the money to buy it from you.
    It's so beautiful!
    I've dreaming from this a long time and now I see it made.

    You are such a talented artist!

    This is a winner. It sure is.

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  18. Beautiful expression of a beautiful story...this is perfect!

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  19. Thank you all sooo much! I'm so glad so many of you like it... not that I don't, but sometimes when you've been working and re-working on a piece for so long, you lose perspective :-) thank you again for all your kind words!!! I really appreciate your comments!!!you've made my day!!! :-)

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  20. Wow! My jaw dropped when I saw that! This is the kind of necklace I would like to wear! So beautiful!

    And, I know what you mean about working on a piece for so long... I'm going through that feeling right now! LOL

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  21. Wow...what a piece of work! It is absolutely stunning, you should be so proud! You're gonna give the rest of the EBW's participating in this month's challenge a "fun for their money". =)

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  22. Simply stunning Triza...but then I would expect no less!!!

    Cheers

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  23. OMG Triz this is awesome - I don't think I have ever seen anything so awesome - I LOVE it. I need to get working again - I have been a bit in the dumps - first my computer crash and now my husband lost his job - I was in a panic for a bit but life goes on and we are taking it one day at a time.

    This necklaces is such an inspiration!

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