Monday, July 18, 2011

some of my favorite colors

My most recent listings on Etsy have two of my favorite colors.

This one is available here. The pictures really don't do justice to the turquoise tint in this blue.  Trust me that in person, the turquoise is stunning.  I made a bunch of these shell bracelets a while back when I couldn't keep enough purple shells in stock.  I got out of the habit of listing them, though.  I have matching earrings for this piece that I'll get up at some point.  If you're interested now, let me know.

This bracelet is available here.  I sold a button charm bracelet with this color palette a couple years ago.  It's taken me a while to collect enough lime green buttons to make another one.  I know that this is not everyone's favorite color, but I haven't gotten sick of it yet.  Usually I use slightly smaller seed beads as the embellishment for my button charm bracelets.  Amazingly, I don't have any of that size in lime right now so I went with the next size up.  I like the slightly chunkier look.

I also have a couple new projects in the works with more all-time favorite colors.  I'm one of Kristie's (artisanclay) guest design team members.  I don't participate every month like the regular members, but I get to participate once or twice a year.  I'm doing my first piece for the team in August.
I picked the middle purple donut in the bottom row.  I'm planning to make a beaded bail for it and then a beaded rope for the necklace.  Personally I would pair it with a simple chain because I don't like heavy necklaces.  But I'm going to challenge myself on this and try something new with the rope.

 I was able to find delicas that fit with the donut from my personal collection so I don't have to order anything.  You'll have to trust me that the beads on the top right have a purple hint in person and will compliment the other purple beads and the donut perfectly.  I'm planning to use the champagne beads for the rope.

In other news, I started this lovely piece last week.
I made a glitch in the dagger fringe.  I screwed something up with the side fringe, and it threw everything off.  I didn't realize it until much later, so I scrapped it and am starting over.  I still love the overall look of the piece.  The final result will be very similar.

Finally, my strawberry challenge piece is in the works.


  1. Those are some great colors for summer!

  2. beautiful! turquoise and green are some of my favorite colors too, although I think my favorite green is more of a kelly green.

  3. Enjoyed looking at your work and reading up on the details. I LUV that color green and have several pieces of clothing in it. Can't wait to see the strawberry piece, looking at the beads together made my mouth water!

  4. Cant wait to see all your finished products with all those wonderful colors!!

  5. Beautiful bracelets! The lime green one is so fresh ~ perfect for summer. The beads for the strawberry challenge look "yummy". Looking forward to seeing the finished piece :)
    Great job on the new blog template. It's clean and structured. The darker background makes your pieces stand out more!

  6. It's fun seeing photos of your supplies as well as your finished work. lovely colors!

  7. Those all look so great! I love the shells for my style. But your beadweaving is always SO stunning!

  8. Thanks everyone!

    Jenny, I love kelly green, too.

    Thanks Duni! I'm glad that you like the new format.

    The strawberry piece is up now if you haven't seen it already. :)


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