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African_Zulu_Valentine_ Bead _Letter by Sylvie fabric by art_on_fabric on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 21.0 x 18.0 inches.

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By Sylvie Heasman

I'm influenced by the ocean in my designs. I have a need to draw.. it's crazy but I can only go a few days without drawing and then I get the urge so strongly that I just have to sit down and draw something.... I LIVE

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Description:

African Zulu's of South Africa write each other love letters using beads. Entry into the African Inspired contest. By Sylvie Heasman.

This one says " My heart bleeds with love for you. My love is pure and true. If I were a dove I'd fly through blue skies to reach you! I am Lonely waiting for you. I am growing impatient, losing hope that you will marry me."

White beads = Symbol of Hope, Purity, Cleanliness and True Love.

Red Beads = Intense Love, Longing, My heart bleeds with Love for you!

Blue Beads = Faithfulness, If I were a dove, I'd fly through the blue skies to reach you!

Turquoise beads = Impatience, I'm losing hope that you will marry me.

Black Beads = Loneliness/ also Grief, My heart turns as black as the rafters of the hut, I hear you have another maiden.

View Other Coordinating Designs :

Africa Collection.

This design belongs to Sylvie Heasman. If you want to see a clearer version click on the Collection Name under the word 'Collection' in the left hand column. If you'd like me to design something for you, change a colour, change the size of this design, ask me anything, click on this Send a Message You'll see a little envelope on the left hand side of the page, about half way down. Click on it and write your query. :-)

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art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Close-up of the Fabric sample print on Standard Cotton. ~ Sylvie

art_on_fabric uploaded a fabric image for art_on_fabric's design African_Zulu_Valentine_ Bead _Letter by Sylvie :

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Posted over 3 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: The fabric sample printed on Standard Cotton. ~ Sylvie

art_on_fabric uploaded a fabric image for art_on_fabric's design African_Zulu_Valentine_ Bead _Letter by Sylvie :

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Posted over 3 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Thank you Sheila and Su! You guys are great for the creative ego! :^D ~ Sylvie

Posted over 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Amazing concept and beautifully done! It was great to have the close up to look at.

Posted over 3 years ago.

sheila'...

sheila's_corner says: Wow Sylvie, I love your description :) Amazing work on the beads as well! Wonderful!

Posted over 3 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Thank you Rhonda and Shirley. I appreciate your comments so much! :^D ~ Sylvie

Posted over 3 years ago.

koalalady

koalalady says: What a perfect idea. I admire everything about it,especially the story but also the bead creation.

Posted over 3 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: You have used this beautiful bead motif to tell a fantastic story of Love in a superb, eye-catching design!

Posted over 3 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Thanks Julie :^D It's kinda fun writing with beads. :^D ~ Sylvie

Posted over 3 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Very clever using beads, nice colour and pattern!

Posted over 3 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: A Macro shot of the Bead work.

art_on_fabric uploaded a fabric image for art_on_fabric's design African_Zulu_Valentine_ Bead _Letter by Sylvie :

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Posted over 3 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Not a print.. just a close-up of the bead work.

art_on_fabric uploaded a fabric image for art_on_fabric's design African_Zulu_Valentine_ Bead _Letter by Sylvie :

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Posted over 3 years ago.