Saturday, November 19, 2011

Geometric Holiday Bangle


We have a few holiday events to attend and I usually get a fun new cocktail dress that goes into a rotation with all the others.  This year's is from Jeanologie in downtown East Lansing.  I have really been into red this fall, which is a color I normally loathe, but I'm completely smitten with it right now!  The dress has some interesting angles and a tiny bit of texture. It is a simple, fitted, strapless design and I wanted to make a bangle that would mimic the angles of the dress.

Below is the dress on my form in the basement (sorry for the unflattering picture):


I thought about putting some LEDs into this bracelet design, and I still might dabble with that and place an on-off switch on the interior of this bangle.  BUT.  I used a matte delica seed bead for this piece as the main black and they break very easily.  I wouldn't try to force these beads to take any more thread and especially conductive thread.  



Thanks Michelle! (at Jeanologie)



You can also purchase this piece from my Etsy shop HERE.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Old-ish Pattern, New Colors


I drafted out this bangle pattern after a trip to Washington DC a few years ago and then actually beaded it a year later.  It promptly sold and I never made another one, until now.  I fondly call it "Our Forefathers" because I was inspired by the tobacco leaf designs throughout the buildings on our tours.  I think it's a little hard to see in the final piece, but that was the shape I started with when doodling this out.

Anne Flora purchased the original in blue/greens and fuchsia/purples.  This new piece looks quite different from the original with it's red, orange and purple coloration that I have been using for the fall/winter.
I will have it a available for sale at the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Sale this Saturday at Washtenaw Community College.  Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jess's Sugestion: Pink and Green Leopard Print


If you're around #LoveLansing, then you've probably noticed that we have a roller derby team, the Lansing Derby Vixens.  Jess is one of their team members and had thrown out the suggestion that I make a green and pink one.  Sometimes I get stumped on what I should be making, so someone else's suggestion sounds like fun.  Last week was one of those weeks.  So it turns out I can really do leopard print in any colors.

More colors and price is listed on my Etsy Shop Here.  If you're close by, contact me about colors in a pinch!