Tuesday, October 18, 2011

a red/purple addition and in the works this week

While I was reworking some older red/purple designs this fall, I decided to make a brand new piece with this color combination, too.

It's available here.  Before this fall, I hadn't made a wrapped design in quite a while.  It's been fun to revisit it.  And I love this color combination.  It is a tough one to photograph, but I'm pretty please with these pictures.  I don't have any more wrapped cuffs planned right now, but as always, if there's anything you'd like to see, I'm open to suggestions.

I've been hard at work on my November challenge piece.  Here are a couple shots of the completed base of the piece.

Remember my shot of the fringe beads?  After I completed the base, I went back and added two rows of embellishment all the way up and down the base.  I also added a focal with a large glass leaf bead and a piece of drilled sea glass.  One of the things that I love about this design is that the focal can hang as the center of the piece when it's worn as a necklace or it can hang as a charm when it's worn as a bracelet.

I'm planning to list this piece later this week so I'll have more information about it here next week.

In my recent pursuit to remake a lot of my made to order pieces, I've been working on a new button charm bracelet so I can update this listing.
I added coordinating seed beads to the bracelet as well.  I'll update the listing sometime in the next week.

In between other projects, I've also been working on some my button bracelets that I planned out earlier this month.
As I've done so many EBW challenges this year, I've put a lot of time into building up the higher end stock in my shop.  It will be good to have some new lower price end pieces for the holidays, too.

I included this post in Delicately Constructed Friday.


  1. Wow. You have done a lot. It is great about the challenges have lead you to explore other beads and I look forward to seeing November's piece.

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  2. What rich colors in that purple and red bracelet. You're always up to making so much- I'm jealous!!!

  3. Your work is always fabulous Rose! You've been getting a lot accomplished lately!

  4. I think that bracelet is my favorite style you make :) Simple...but makes a huge statement!
    Can't wait to see your finished challenge piece!

  5. Oooh, I love the red combination! You always make such fun pieces!

  6. I like the red-purple combo for the holidays. It will be cheerful. I also love the challenge piece you are working on. It will look beautiful any time of year. Thank you for your visits. I always look forward to them. It is so nice making nice friends. Blessings, Catherine

  7. Ooh...purple and red look so yummy together :)
    You've been very busy, Rose! Your work is truly awesome!

  8. You've been doing some great work - I'll love to see how your challenge piece looks!


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