October 29, 2008

Inspired By Mandela's Collar

Nelson Mandela's tribal collar was the inspiration for the bracelet below.
The bracelet is stitched in N'debele using various size beads to create the curve. The red beads are size 6, the yellows are size 8 and the greens are size 10s. The black seed beads on the inside and outside of the bangle are size 11s.

This bracelet is so flexible that it seems to float on my arm.

The pendant is brick stitched around a base metal ring.

4 Shared Thoughts:

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Great art work!! Good to see a classic picture of Nelson Mandela!!Nuff respect!!ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID

LADY ROOTS said...

Idren Esteban,

Thanks for the big up! We need more men with the courage of Nelson Mandela to lead us away from the frightening path we have been trodding lately.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

Gorgeous!

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren N'Drea,
I agree. Mandela is gorgeous!
Bless UP,
Lady Roots