Friday, January 3, 2014

AJE Component Reveal with a bit of tipsy on the side!

I am sorry for posting this a bit late this morning as I was trying to complete my piece and get pictures.  Pictures did happen but finishing did not.

Here is what the amazing Rebekah gave us to choose from this month.


I choose the very light whitish blue one.  When it came I was really blown away by the texture and depth of the bead.  But what to do.  As you know if you follow me regularly I let some pieces sit on my tray so that I see them everyday and wait (and in this case wait, wait wait) for them to tell me what they want to be.

Sometimes it takes a bit of a push especially if it has come down to the last minute.  This time it was still waiting on New Years Eve.  I know I know for a beadweaver this is beyond last minute.  How the heck can I weave something to show how much I love the bead?  Here is where the Tipsy comes in!

I do not know why I think it is fun to attempt beading while I have had a few mimosa's but I guess that is just a challenge I like.  So Cheers!

So with a couple of these under my belt I set to playing.  

Tipsy tip # 1 - Using a doubled thread is challenging enough when not tipsy it is nearly impossible when tipsy!  Oh the tangles!

Tipsy tip # 2 - I was not inhibited by color play at all.  I was able to pull colors from the bead AND and accent!!!  That is usually a challenge.

Tipsy tip # 3 - Do not I repeat do not ask hubs to help you find a missing bead in your stash ever!!!  He has set forth a bead buying ban and stash busting challenge!  Darn it!

Tipsy tip # 4 - 4 mimosa's in 2 hours makes for very slow beading!

With all of that I have to tell you I can not wait to finish this piece.  I made my first Y necklace and I am in love with it!  I know it may not be what someone else may like but I found sweet and somewhat simple is right up my alley!!!



Be honest when commenting please as I really appreciate all comments.  They help me learn and grow as a beader!

Please visit everyone else to see how they played!

Guest Designers:
Ann - Bead Love
Melissa - Bead Recipes


AJE Team:
Kristen - My Bead Journey
Susan - Sue Beads
Rebekah - Tree Wings Studio
Caroline - BlueberriBeads
 
Kristen

22 comments:

  1. I love it! The colours are gorgeous! I'm going to have a go at tipsy beading!

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  2. Do you really want honesty? Ok then...i think it is gorgeous! yeah for tipsy beading!

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    1. Patti you are always so supportive!! I thank you again!

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  3. Aren't that is lovely. I love the y shape and the colors. I love the embellished raw rope. In all honesty, it is one of my favorites!

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    1. Thank you Tanya!! I needed to hear that!

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  4. I really love it too - I love the rope you made, and the Y is perfect! You really show off Rebekah's bead!

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  5. Gorgeous! Makes me think of summer!

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  6. Heavens Kristen - I couldn't do that stone cold sober - totally impressed lady!

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  7. Yeah, the fact that you can even pick up those little beads after having one sip of a mimosa is beyond me - so my hat's off to you on that, for sure. And, it's a lovely necklace. Simple is good for me and I love the color and design!! (oh, and it looks anything but simple to me, but I know where you're coming from on that one!) :-)

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  8. Those colors! The Snow Queen could wear this! I mean that in the best way, icy, cool, and elegant.

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  9. I just love this necklace! It looks anything but simple and I just love how you really focused the attention on Rebekah's bead.

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  10. This is really pretty and fun. I love the colors, and bead weaving is always like magic to me.

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  11. It's beautiful! And you pulled out the perfect colours for the necklace to highlight the focal without distraction!

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  12. OH i missed your tipsy posts!!! :) But seriously - I absolutely LOVE this piece!!! It's stunning and gorgeous and just all around fantastic!!!! Bravo

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  13. You always make the prettiest things!

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  14. I love the soft iceberg blue color you chose for this piece, and your beaded bezels are lovely. (Pretty darn impressive after four mimosas!) Bravo!

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  15. So funny Kristen—I excel at waiting until the last moment too! Working with blue doesn't come easily for me, but you totally rocked it. :-) What a lovely design you have going here! (I'm totally envious of your seed beading talent too.) Thank you so much for playing along!

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  16. I think the mimosas freed any inhibitions you may have had and allowed you to create a magnificent piece. :D
    I truly think it turned out beautifully and I find your palette of colors refreshing and lovely. As for your inspiration piece, the bead is gorgeous but I can well understand how it would have been a challenge . . . a challenge, I might say, that you met triumphantly. :)

    btw - thank you so much for your very sweet and kind comment - it is truly appreciated. :)

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