This week has truly been a blessing! After last week, about anything would be appreciated! When I got burned I could not wear a bra or a blouse so had to stick to bathing suit tops (strapless). It was NOT a pretty sight to behold. Because of the painful back I had to keep busy. I started to embroider. (I find this technique so relaxing and therapeutic.) I bought this lovely beveled crystal at an antique store and was just itching to make something with it. I started with the Ravoli in the center and began to build around the beautiful stone. I had a pre-conceived pattern of garnets that were rough cut flat and round. Then I filled in the empty spots with size 11 & size 15 tiny beads. It took me over, (way over) 80 hours to complete the front of the bracelet. I added a mauve ultra suede backing and stitched the two panels together with a bead called a delica. Tonight I FINALLY finished it! Praise the Lord for patience and perseverance. (I heard a quote recently that describes my feelings...."I am SO OVER THAT"!!!) I think it turned out lovely? (I have seen these on Etsy for $250.00-$350.00 and I DO understand why they charge such a high price!)
Next I just wanted to do something easier on my brain. Meslissa figured out the pattern & came over to teach me how to do this herringbone snake design. (I call it a snake because it truly feels like snake skin.) I made mine four beads wider then Melissa's but it was a pleasure to make. It is made with triangle colbalt blue beads and I added clear silver beads for an accent. Then when I got to the center I added Czech glass beads that just "happened" to be the same color. I closed it with a lovely rectangular button.
I wanted to show you how much wider and how much more work there is in the cuff as opposed to the "fun" snake design. This one is so comfortable and will be great with blue jeans or casual wear.
Oh, yes, I wanted to tell you that I sold the Guardian Angel necklace to a lovely lady just down the road from me! I sent it out with a lot of regret but I am so glad that it is going to a good home. She is a lovely Christian lady & will appreciate all of the work involved. (I have told you that I get very attached to my pieces.)
God bless each and everyone of my bloggy friends. I love each one of you. If you have time would you please leave me a comment whether or not you like my newest creations? I bead just to hear from each one of you!