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Post by minty on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:40 pm

I had so much fun putting this bracelet together, the idea was born around last Christmas when I got a rare version of the book ...and many months and some lucky purchases, clam drilling, wax carving and 3D printing later... I could finally put it together.  Very Happy 

I enjoyed our little guessing game so much and here now comes the inspiration for the bracelet and somewhat resolution to the game and the missing beads of course. Hope you like it.  Group hug 


Labradorite & Brew of the Moor for the Adirondacks
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Brew10

Forest glass & Maple Leaf clasp for the forests
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Forest10

Log cabin for Cameron's Cabin
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Cabin10

Axe head for Magua's Axe
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Axe10

Water glass for the waterfalls
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Waterf10

4 Foxes for Magua - le renard subtil - the wily fox
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Magua10

Bougainvillea for Louis Antoine de Bougainville who served under Montcalm
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Bougai10

Green/blue glass for Massacre Valley
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Valley10

black glass for Magua's warpaint
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Warpai10

Canoe for canoes  Razz 
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Canoe10

Dreamcatcher & Quahog shell for Wampum and Indian village
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Wampum10

Midgard Serpent & Elk for Chingachgook - le gros serpent - the great snake & Uncas - le cerf agile - the bounding elk
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Uncas10

flintlock pistol for Hawkeye - la longue carabine - the long rifle
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Hawkey10

Sandstones for cliffs
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Cliffs10

Pendant for Magua's earring (yes he is my favourite character  Embarassed )
Last of the Mohicans bracelet Earrin10

Final bracelet.. sorry for my lousy photography skills, will try again with some sunshine  sunny 
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Beads from left to right:

Novobeads maple leaf clasp
TB brew of the moor
TB sandstone (rehomed from Yohanna  Hug )
Novobeads dreamcatcher
Glassbonbon earth
selfmade canoe
Luccicare earth (rehomed from Splinty  Hug )
selfmade pendant
Glassbonbon earth
Viking foxes
Moonbibbels earth
selfmade axe
TB sandstone
Park City Jewellers elk bead
Liana barrel labradorite
vintage gold flintlock pistol charm (bought from an antiques dealer)
Novobeads log cabin
Moonbibbels earth
TB bougainvillea
Glassbonbon earth
glammybeads peacock pearls
self-drilled piece of quahog clam shell
Glassbonbon leaves
TB midgard serpent

Phewww that's it  cheers 



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Post by Tuesday's Child on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:44 pm

cheers Here is to a job well done!!!
I love your bracelet & the pictures are amazing.  I honestly have the movie score playing in my head right now!!

Perfect post  Very Happy
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Post by Brightonbelle on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:45 pm

That is absolutely incredible.  You have found so many perfect beads for your theme and the bracelet looks amazing.
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Post by minty on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:46 pm

@Tuesday's Child wrote:cheers Here is to a job well done!!!
I love your bracelet & the pictures are amazing.  I honestly have the movie score playing in my head right now!!

Perfect post  Very Happy

Thank youuuuu  Hug  As for the score... I used to listen to the somewhat 8 minute movie version at times when I could not fall asleep, always great for calming down  Sheep 
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Post by Monique26 on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:46 pm

Wow ! Congratulations on this wonderful bracelet  Very Happy 
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Post by Catsworld on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:51 pm

dear Minty,

thank you so much for this challenge, it was a great one!!!!

love all the beads and now it really makes sense with all the pictures, I really can see how much it must have been fun to assemble this great bracelet, what a great theme for your combo!!!

I am completely in love with the canoe, and log cabin and the elk,  Love Love Love 
you must be very happy with your own designed beads, wish I could do that,
almost feel like getting the book now and read it again (read it as a child and think I have seen it too, but I am not sure)

Great thread, great challenge, THANK YOU!  Love cat 
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:59 pm

Minty, this is so imaginative, so thoughtful, I love it. They go together so well and I especially love your 3d beads, they set it off to a tee. Beautiful.
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Post by minty on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:11 pm

@Catsworld wrote:dear Minty,

thank you so much for this challenge, it was a great one!!!!

love all the beads and now it really makes sense with all the pictures, I really can see how much it must have been fun to assemble this great bracelet, what a great theme for your combo!!!

I am completely in love with the canoe, and log cabin and the elk,  Love Love Love 
you must be very happy with your own designed beads, wish I could do that,
almost feel like getting the book now and read it again (read it as a child and think I have seen it too, but I am not sure)

Great thread, great challenge, THANK YOU!  Love cat 


Thank you Catsworld  Hug 

I put together all the pics so you could see what I was thinking and imagining when I chose the beads.  Very Happy 
I'm glad you like the canoe, I carved the axe head first and needed an enternity to get it done and get the angles right and the little slit in the middle and then polishing it was soo tedious, the canoe felt much easier, I somewhat carved it freely out of the block, only messed it up once when I tried to carve some details into the 'hull'... had remove the mess again...  Razz Laughing  I wish I would have had some jeweller tools, I used a swiss pocket knife and several files including a nail file and for polishing a little nylon bead bag  Embarassed Embarassed

@Pandabee(uk) wrote:Minty, this is so imaginative, so thoughtful, I love it. They go together so well and I especially love your 3d beads, they set it off to a tee. Beautiful.

Thank you  sunny  I regard them as my cherry on the ice cream although they feel more like a 'chunk'  Laughing 
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Post by Trollperle on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:21 pm

Absolutely totally stunning! This I call creativity and dedication! I love the story and the movies, old and new, I just wish that the last Mohican would not have had to be the last one... That part always makes me really sad.
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Post by strike on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:23 pm

Those are fantastic Minty! Great job finding so many meaningful beads (and making two as well!!)
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Post by strike on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:24 pm

Those are fantastic Minty! Great job finding so many meaningful beads (and making two as well!!)
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Post by Treeinwind on Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:19 pm

What an inspired and beautiful bracelet. It is a work of art and depicts the subject perfectly.
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Post by plumbun on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:39 am

WOW! this is the most inspired bracelet! i'm truly blown away by all the details, really! and it was such a pleasure looking at each grouping! congrats on finishing!!! (and lovely challenge!)
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Post by Enaktra on Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:38 am

Squee!! Oooh I love your bracelet soo much, especially each bead and its meaning. Now I need to add Last of the Mohicans to my extremely long reading list.

It really is such an amazing bracelet. <3 <3
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Post by ceruleanbluebird on Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:49 am

Whoa! It all makes sense and it is so well done!! I love that score, too. Very powerful. Fantastic bracelet! Wow.

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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:39 am

Amazing ! I love all the carefully chosen beads and they all work together so well on the final bracelet, love it !
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Post by Michelle on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:03 pm

I see it all now. I have not seen this film  Neutral 

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Post by minty on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:20 pm

Thank you so much ladies, I'm overwhelmed by all your positive feedback!  Embarassed  cyclops  Smack  Group hug 

@Michelle wrote:I see it all now. I have not seen this film Neutral

Ohhh you need to, who could resist Daniel Day-Lewis running around with flowing long hair  Laughing 
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:44 pm

I'm wondering if I could find someone in the UK who could do the same thing. It's such a brilliant idea, which creates a truly individual bracelet.
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Post by Smaug on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:50 pm

Last of the Mohicans bracelet Tomaha11
That is awesome! Love it from the challenge to the actual bracelet and beads! Well done!
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Post by Mabel on Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:14 pm

What a splendid idea - thanks a lot for those wonderful pictures! I love the story and it is amazing how you put the story so vividly into a bracelet. My absolut favorit is the cabin log!
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Post by reltan on Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Great topic, great pictures and great combination!
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Post by minty on Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:26 pm

Thank you every one, in case anyone is wondering, I put up a bead brand index under the bracelet picture.  Hug 
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Post by stacecase on Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:51 pm

I don't think I can add much to what has already been said...but this is TOTALLY AMAZING!! How you were able to make your dream a reality, it's awe inspiring! Definitely a permanent one!! Smile
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Post by melmelmel56 on Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:28 pm

What an amazingly clever bracelet! I wish had the ability to think ahead and plan out a themed bracelet like that. Thank you for showing the glass against the pictures; you've captured the colours so well.
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