>Trapped Within the Beadwork

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beaded beadwork BP oil spill starfish trapped dead freeform peyote etsy thelonebeader artbeads.com

During the past couple of weekends, I worked on a new summertime-themed freeform peyote necklace for my Etsy shop. I used a Toho mix of midnight purple & teal seed beads as well as a sterling silver starfish pendant that I got from Artbeads.com. I also used a mix of black glass seed beads, as well. 

beaded beadwork BP oil spill starfish trapped dead freeform peyote etsy thelonebeader artbeads.com

My inspiration for this piece was indeed the disastrous BP oil spill that has taken place in the Gulf Coast. The summer of 2010 has been marked with the worst environmental catastrophe in the history of the United States. Everyday, I can’t help but to think about all of the innocent birds and sea creatures whose lives have ended as a result of man’s greediness. I wanted to express this thought in a necklace, so I purposely trapped the starfish within the black oil beadwork. Somehow, beads seem to make every idea look beautiful, but this piece definitely doesn’t look ‘right’ in my eyes. I hope that whoever sees it will be compelled to take a closer look and wonder why the starfish is not moving freely… How does this beadwork make you feel? 

beaded beadwork BP oil spill starfish trapped dead freeform peyote etsy thelonebeader artbeads.com
Trapped. Freeform Peyote Beaded Necklace. 14″. 

As soon as I take some more photos, I plan to list this necklace in my Etsy shop. To stay updated on all my latest Etsy listings, please check my Facebook page. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! Also, speaking of Facebook, don’t forget to enter Artbeads’ World’s Greatest Bead Sweepstakes for your chance to win one of seven fabulous Artbeads.com Gift Cards! This sweepstakes is open to all US or Canadian residents (excluding Quebec), 18 years or older and ends on July 22, 2010 9am PT. To enter, just click the image below. Good luck!
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*Please note: I have received the above products free of charge from Artbeads.com. This is my honest review of the products and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

4 thoughts on “>Trapped Within the Beadwork

  1. >The necklace is beautiful!!! It makes me feel sad that so many creatures are dying because of this horrible oil spill. The starfish and seahorse are my favorite aquatic creatures.

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