Monday, February 23, 2015

Pattern Play Bangle 3: Black, Grey, Gunmetal


Pattern Play Bangle 3 got set aside for quite a while since I ran out of a specific color on one of the peyotes stitch rounds that I was doing.  I didn't run into this specific color in any beads stores I had gone to, so I went in the "to be finished" bag.  I got my Fire Mountain Gems order in a few weeks ago and have been finishing up pieces.


Black and grey normally isn't a color range I stick to, but at the time I started this, I was feeling good about it.  I do agree, in general, that this maybe looks a little more elegant than Pattern Play 1 and a darker elegance than Pattern Play 2.


Maybe I was just hearing so much about the whole 50 Shades of Grey book/movie coming out that it was time to finish this also (no, I've not read or seen either, I'm too behind on the times).  Just so you are aware, there are far more than 50 shades of grey in beads, especially if you include different finishes.  But I digress.  I will leave this blog post with my favorite 50 Shades meme that a friend sent me this weekend.  Enjoy: 





Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Inspired by 2015 Bangle and Earrings Set


2015 Inspired Bangle $250.00

I have had a shift back to working on my beaded jewelry slightly more than my larger sculpture and wall hangings.  I've been really excited by some of the colors I see coming out for Spring 2015 and with the help of Pinterest I'm inspired and playing with some new color combinations. The first of my Spring 2015 grouping is a Bangle and earring set.

2015 Inspired Earring $50.00

I worked on this bangle while we were on our Arkansas road trip so I was able to really time out how long it took me to make (a question I get all the time).  This particular piece took me about 12 hours.  Factors of this timing is that I was working on this mostly while listening to the radio or talking with Zack which allows for faster beading than when I watch TV.  Also, the base of this piece being simple geometric one color helps making beading those areas easy to think about.


I had to wait to get more of the white beads to finish off the earrings, but I have been wearing these two bangles around without the earrings.

                                            

Purple Netting Bangle with Long Pearl Accent

I made a green netting bangle earlier this year which is headed to Minneapolis this month and I decided I was wearing it so much that ...