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?
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.
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....
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!!!
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???