Friday, January 15, 2010

Cotton Candy, Flat Celini, Crystal Stars, Right Angle Goodness

Cotton Candy
I have been very busy playing! 
Over Christmas I was able to get some beading into my schedule. 
A year ago,Tammy (my daughter-in-love) , sent me a beautiful bracelet in golds and silvers. (WE are a beading family...lol)  I had wanted to make one like it for spring sooooo...while I was visiting her this year she showed me how she made the original gift.  I made mine to celebrate spring with hot pinks, greens and yellows. (If you will enlarge the picture you will be able to see the details.)  Nestled deep inside for interest I added some pretty green and pink leaves.  Can you see them?

Flat Celini

Next I made this "Flat Celini" using a beautiful bronzy tiny delica and topped it with a bronze and blue Czech fire polished bead.  You can get the definate ridge by using tiny delica beads and working up to the larger beads.  It is a very comfortable bracelet to wear.  I ended the bracelet with a circle of fine beads and a rod catch.
Crystal Stars


This particular "Tennis Bracelet" design is an easy pattern of Swarvoski crystals in two colors so that it can be reversed depending upon what you are wearing for an occasion.  On one side it is a gorgeous teal AB 2X (this is the finish that makes the beads really sparkle and stand out).  Then on the other side I used a bright pink AB 2X with the teal Swarvoski in between. I thought it looked like a leaf.  What do you think?  I have made this bracelet numerous times from black and white, gold and cream, blue and teal, each color makes this bracelet so special.
Right Angle Weave

Last but definately not the least is this gorgeous gift that my precious daughter, Melissam made for my Christmas gift. 
 Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?? 
 It is made with a right angle weave pattern of Czech firepolished glass beads that sparkle with each move.  I absolutely love her work and was pleased when I unwrapped this precious gift.  We love beading together, (when we can get a few hours alone.)  Her designs are much more dramatic and free spirited than mine.  She comes up with the most stunning pieces and most often she does not use a pattern.  I always admire her work but when it becomes "mine" I love each piece evn more~
Spring is just around the corner so today I choose to think spring!  If I were going to leave my art room, this would be the bracelet of choice today....

Layered Loops

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Smadar Grossman
is one of my favorite jewelry designers! 
I was thrilled to see she had a pattern in Bead and Button Magazine this month.  I just HAD to try it!   The pattern is called "Layered Loops".  I just happened to have the same color of beads as she used.  It took a long long time to complete the project but I finally completed it last night.  (Because of the flaps of beads that over lap the base it was like making two bracelets.  It was a tedious task but I think the final design is lovely.) 
I hope your week has been filled with lots of creating, lots of hugs and a few giggles along the way.
Let me know what you think of the few things I created over the Holiday season.
Blessings to you, all of my friends in blogland!!!
Sharon
p.s. I am still working on the Georgia Gal get together and appreciate all of the input!  Thank you!  If there are other GA bloggers that are interested, PLEASE contact me.  It is leaning toward late March early April.  What do you think???

21 comments:

Nadine said...

Very beautiful Sharon - you are very talented!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Sea Witch said...

As always, your work is lovely. What fun to sit and bead with those you love. I have not done bead weaving in a while and need to get back to it again. I always enjoyed it. Sea Witch

Linda K. said...

I would love to fly out and meet all of you Georgia Belle's but I'm flying to Wisconsin to see my mom, dad, and sister the beginning of February. What a nice thing to do! Your bracelets are absolutely gorgeous! So intricate and exquisite. I love them all. (Really, I would love to meet all of you who helped me start blogging, southern ladies really are sweet!)

Linda

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Sharon, You've been busy making all that beautiful jewellry! I especially love the Cotton Candy and the Crystal Stars. Both bracelets look so much like spring!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Julia

Hopemore Studio said...

Sharon, I am amazed by the bead work. I find beading beautiful but my patience for patterns is too short. Thanks for sharing what you made.
Your DIL talent is amazing, so glad you two can share that time together.

Angie

shabbychicinspired said...

All are absolutely gorgeous, Sharon!! :)

Kelee Katillac said...

Oh good heavens are you TALENTED!!!!!!!!

You made THESE? WOW!!!!!!!!!!

So beautiful. Love the green.

Thank-you for your kind visit...lets do it more!!!!!

love, kelee


will look around here....I like it!

The Charm House said...

Hey Sharon! I do use wax on my pieces, I love it! You can really do something beautiful work as you allow the wax to do its thing. Learn how to wax on things that it does not matter if you mess up. Play with it first!
Have a great day with the Lord!
And I really want to help with the Ga. Bloggers get together! Have you thought about Highlands, NC?
Hugs,
Yvette

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I am in awe of your work my friend! The detail and work that goes into each piece is amazing and your work is perfection!

A blogger get together sounds wonderful...wish I wasn't so far away!

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

The Rustic Victorian said...

totally and absolutly stunning!! You always blow me away with your talent.
oxo
Marcie

dear jane said...

Sharon your work is so amamzing!!! I love your blog and your music!:D Thanks for stopping by ours. Your words are very kind...And could a Fl girl be included in your event?? Where are you going to meet? dear jane would love to come! I'm going to add you to our blog roll!!!

cupcake wishes,

Kelley

Household 6 said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon - your beading skills are out of this world! Everything is beautiful!! I hope your new year has started off full of peace and joyful moments!
Many hugs!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Sharon, your bracelets are absolutely exquisite! I always love to see what you have created...the designs are so amazing!
Hugs, Carol Anne :)

Smadar's Treasure said...

Sharon, your Layered Loops (I call it "Slides"..) turned out so beautiful! As well as all your other beadwork!

Smadar

GeorgiaPeachez said...

It's ALL gorgeous and I especially love that tennis bracelet. xo, suzy

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

this is fantastic!!
your beading is wonderful
many thanks
tabby :D

Marina said...

You make incredible jewelry! Some of the best I've ever seen!

Tammie Lee said...

amazing!
that clasp would make a gorgeous pendant, I think. Very mandala like.

Jann said...

Oh my gosh, those tennis bracelets are gorgeous!

Irma Burton said...

Love the reversible tennis bracelet do you have a pattern, or know where I can get one?

Irma Burton said...

The reversible tennis bracele is awesome,do you have a pattern or know where I can get one?

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