Saturday, July 16, 2011

What's Purple and Green and Sparkles All Over

If you saw my Bead Table Wednesday (BTW) post this week, you'll see a necklace I'm working on for me, myself and I.  Why is it we always design for other people first and sadly forget to make ourselves a priority (or maybe it's just me, but play along and make me feel better, okay?) Thanks.

So I'm working on a purple and green bead embroidered necklace.  I'm loving how it's coming along.  I had a few hours of puppy nap time this week and a beautiful day on my screen porch so I opted to make a bracelet to match.  Disclaimer: this is not my design, it was in Bead and Button's April 2010 issue.  It worked up in just a few hours and brought in both the purple and greens that I've worked into the body of the necklace.

I kept a tight tension to create a wavy, ruffly edge.  But with looser tension, this bracelet would lie flat.  I however am a curly girl, so a little bit of wavy is just my thing.

How about you... when was the last time you took the time to make something special just for YOU?  If you can't remember... go make something now!  You're special and you deserve to know that I really value our friendship (even if we've never gotten to meet in person)!

Make it a terrific day!
{Hugs!}

4 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

The bracelet is so cool...of course the color combo isn't bad either!!! :~) Gotta love purple and green together...

I rarely make something specifically for me...which reminds me it is time for a new bracelet and a pair of earrings!!! I'll get on that on Monday.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend...
Cheers

Regina said...

It is gorgeous! Love the colors. I was thinking of redoing some of my 'tired' pieces into something a little more trendy and exciting this weekend... so we seem to be on the same wave length. Enjoy the weekend.

Beadwright said...

As beautiful as ever. Love those colors. Happy Sunday to you too
Nicole/Beadwright

Kristen said...

No just popped in to check bloggy world quickly and yep you guessed it I stopped dead when I saw this baby and now my hubby is blaming you that I didn't start dinner! LOVE!!!!!!

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