Monday, August 1, 2011
Two of my loves Glass Beads and the color Purple
What you really came here to read about were either A. Glass Beads or B. The Color Purple... either way, grab a napkin because you're gonna drool! PROMISE!
Earlier this summer I was doing a wee bit of shopping and stumbled across the most awesome maxi-dress. It was this fabulous purple and green bohemian style flowy sundress. Honestly, it jumped right off the rack and said, "Take me Dawn, I'm yours." And how could I not. It looked like me even without me in it! So home with me it came... along with the idea that I MUST have a necklace to go with it. That was May...
Then was that infamous trip for coffee where something else said "Bring me home Dawn, I'm yours." And so I did... and thus the necklace for this most perfect dress has been a work in progress during stolen moments of beading time for nearly 3 months.
I poured so many things I love into this necklace... obviously purple... with a dash of green. Beyond that, I like rounded shapes... I've always had an eye for angular rather than perpendicular or parallel. (Yes, in my dream bedroom, the bed will be at an angle, with the headboard in the corner.) I love big bling, so the crystals add a pop or shparkle... yep, I spelled it shparkle because I can! And I adore lampwork glass beads. In this necklace I used some custom made lampwork beads from Julsbeads. I mixed it all up with a host of seed beads and stones (agate, and some jasper thingy or other, and some shparkley purple glittery stones I had in a stash from who knows where) and voila!
And since I mentioned DONUTS... if you pop over to Juls Blog, she's got donuts over there... sorta. It's a big 'ole Blog-o-versary and she's doing one.heck.of.a.hu-mungo.GIVEAWAY. Then you can get your OWN donuts and pretty coily beads. So just wiggle that little tushy of yours over there and enter... hurry because one the blog-o-versary donuts are gone, the party is O-V-E-R over!
**Disclaimer: This blog post is 100% calorie free eye candy. Designs by Dawn Marie will not be held responsible for licking of computer monitors, uncontrolled drooling, or twitching mouse finger. If you experience any of these symptoms, please seek help immediately.
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