October 27, 2008

RAS Celini Spiral and Pendant



The bracelet is a Celini spiral bangle. The seed beads are 11's, 10's, 8's and 6's. The larger the number, the smaller the bead. A clear tube helps hold the bangle shape.

The pendant uses the same pattern with bead sizes 11-8.

7 Shared Thoughts:

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

Sistren, is there anywhere in Kingston where all these wonderful items are sold? I've been drooling.

Bless up!

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren N'drea,

No, I don't have a retail outlet. Is there any particular piece you like?

I would love to bead an adornment for your locks.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Leslie said...

Absolutely Beautiful! You should set up an online shop for yourself. Etsy or another one-handmades?-not sure if that's the right name but it's free. I guess the shipping thing is where the problem would lie-so costly to ship to and from Jamaica.
Keep up the beautiful beading LR. You amaze me with what you do with beads!

Leslie

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Leslie,

Thanks for the compliment. I feel so blessed that Jah allows me to create pieces that spark a positive reaction in others.

You are right in saying the cost (and unreliability) of shipping from Jamaica is what keeps me from trying to sell over the internet.

There have been some folks who were determined enough to get their hands on a specific piece.

When I know someone really has a soul urge for a particular item, I try to work with them to overcome the shipping obstacles.

Knowing how talented you are, it is a delight to receive a BIG UP from you!

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

Jeezam, it's SO hard to decide. Mi love all a dem, lol. But I'll go through what you have here and let you know my fave pieces. And it's so sweet of you to want to bead lock jewellery for me. I feel so honoured. Thank you. :)

Maybe you need to think about setting up a store. I believe they would sell like wildfire here.

Bless up, Sistren.

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren N'drea,

Are the pieces from the Royal Ras line the ones you like? (Type Royal Ras in the search box)

When you say "here", you mean Kingston, nuh true? I would love to have a sales conduit in Kingston, but I don't know anyone there apart from my technology clients who are all men who don't wear or buy my type of designs.

Sadly, few people in Jamaica are willing to pay for heirloom quality craftsmanship. We have glutted ourselves with cheesy, low quality, imported crap that sells...as long as there is a freeness giveaway and eazzzzeeee credit terms to go along. (Let me stop that train of thought right now, cuz I can go on for days on that subject.)

Thanks for the feel-good words.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

ja stu sisterlock journey said...

I would love some lock jewellry as well. I sent you an email as i would love to get in touch with you.The pieces are really fabulous.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
I came across your blog via ndreas blog.