I have this wine theme going and generally I don't even drink wine? Go figure. Anyway this is the bracelet that was inspired by Marcie's previous "Margie and Me" challenge. I was having trouble with the inspiration part until she posted this gorgeous picture of Marie Antonetta's Sparkle gown and bingo it hit me AND I had the colors that I needed to do this. I kinda pulled this one out of my...well you know. But with no pattern to follow I winged it, and winged it again, and winged it again. Now I so love this simple yet oh so elegant bangle. First I will show you the picture that inspired me then the PAIRING! Yes a finished pairing! I know it has been a while but it was so well worth it.
Isn't this gown just stunning! Thank you so much Marcie for this inspiration because I am so pleased with my interpretation!
It is a bangle done in RAW with Czech 8's, 11's and pearls from my mothers jewelry collection. So now I also have a piece I wear and think of her!
I have also been working on my second piece to frame Juls gorgeous bead. I will tell you that when I first saw it I thought it had a beautiful olive color, but when I received it I was so thrilled that it is actually the most beautiful hot dog relish color and as I said in my previous post the beady goddess was good to me and I had matching beads! Now I did show you this bead before and I was starting a twisted herringbone rope which I liked doing but.......
It just didn't seem to be the right look for this. So Dawn to my rescue once again with her showing me the Russian Spiral (which I am totally addicted to making and wearing) and a hunt through my unorganized bead stash and now LOOK LOOK LOOK
This is exactly what this beautiful bead called for! It will be a challenge finishing is because (which seems to happen to new beaders all the time) I did not buy enough of the transparent smoky gray 15's to make the size I wanted. No worries though because that will be fun trying to finish this necklace. I will be making a bail but that is a whole nother can of worms I am not ready to open yet!
This is the last picture I am going to show of my beady fun and I am making it for the silent auction at Derek's school. I think this bracelet is coming along nicely and has a very seasonal theme. It is from the latest issue of Beadwork magazine and since I don't have it at the moment I will have to tell you more about it later!
I think it will go for a good price (at least I hope it does as it is part of our fundraising goal this year)
I hope all of you are well and as usual I took too long posting this so I will have to wait till tomorrow to check out all your recent posts.
Hugs and Blessings