Disney sure knows how to do a villain properly, especially female villains! They are all so beautiful, regal and well villainy!!!
I love maleficent and out of the older Disney movies sleeping beauty is my favorite , my all time favorite is the little mermaid but that’s a different story! So I was very surprised to read that the sleeping beauty was one of the least successful Disney movies!
When I first saw the series of work done by Tom Bagshaw inspired by the Disney villains I was instantly in love.The painting inspired by Maleficent is called “Evil Intent” and I really wanted to do something special with it and since my first exercise with a fully beaded bracelet went really well I decided that this was going to be another bracelet piece.
I glued on my cabochon onto black Ultrasuede that I had roughly stitched to Lacy’s stiff stuff and started to do the bezel work around the piece. I work really quickly when I feel secure in my colour choices and the pieces that I do that are darker tend to go a lot smoother and faster since I tend to second guess my choices less when it comes to using darker colours.
I was sure of a few things in this piece: I really wanted to use crystal chains, and I really wanted to use these new nail head beads that I had just ordered off Etsy.
After I was done with the beading around the focal point I went on a little scavenger hunt for the next pieces. After laying down a couple of different pieces onto the piece I finally went with two large round cabochon and two smaller blue goldstone cabochons.
Once all the beading was done I checked to see if the piece would fit around my wrist. But it was way too small. I didn’t want to add anymore stones cause I thought it would an overkill to have yet another type of stone added to the work and I didn’t have anything that was smaller that the blue goldstone cabochon that would go with the piece. So after a little bit of thought I went with more of the nail heads to get the length I needed for the piece to fit my wrist.
Once the piece was done I glued it on to another piece of Ultrasuede and cleaned up the edges by doing a sunshine edge. I have to say that sewing through the 3 layers of Ultrasuede and Lacy’s stiff stuff really does a number on the fingertips! To finish off I went with a simple tube bar clasp for closure.
I have to say that I have done a couple of pieces that I like but this is the one piece I have done up to now that I am really proud of. I had this bracelet on when I had to go for a doctor’s visit and I found it intriguing that one of the nurses that worked there though the piece was scary. Now I don’t see the piece as anything remotely scary as she put it but she was wearing hello kitty scrubs so I am guessing that out sensibilities fall on different ends of the spectrum. So what do you guys think ,is this piece scary!!!!?
LIST OF MATERIALS USED:
- 30×40 CLEAR GLASS DOME CABOCHON
- 20mm BLACK CAT’S EYE ROUND CABOCHON
- 10mm BLUE GOLDSTONE ROUND CABOCHON
- DARK SILVER TAUPE NAILHEAD BEADS
- 4mm HEMATITE FIRE POLISHED GLASS BEADS
- 3MM VITRAIL FIRE POLISHED GLASS BEADS
- 3MM CHROME FIRE POLISHED GLASS BEADS
- 2MM RHINESTONES CHAIN CRYSTAL AB
- HEMATITE GREY CZECH SEED BEADS SIZE 11/0
- METALLIC SILVER SEED BEADS SIZE 11/0
- GUNMETAL DELICA BEADS SIZE 11/0
- GALVANIZED SILVER FROST DELICA BEADS SIZE 11/0
- SILVER LINED PALEST GREY SEED BEADS SIZE 15/0
- SILVER LINED GREY DELICA BEADS SIZE 15/0
- 11×16.5 SILVER PLATED TUBE BAR CLASP
- FIRELINE THREAD 0.006” IN CLEAR
- FIRELINE THREAD 0.006” IN SMOKE GREY
- LACY’S STIFF STUFF
- BLACK ULTRASUEDE
- E-6000 GLUE
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