Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I really do dream in purple...

Purple is one of my favorite colors. That and Green. I'm sure you notice I use a lot of both of those colors in my designs. But I just love them. All the varying shades of them. Green and Brown and also Purple and Brown are big hits with me. Love the combo's together, which brings me to
"Winding Wisteria". 
(It's very gray outside today, so the branches on my tree are casting a shadow and a blue tint on the photo's, sorry about that! I'm going to retake them in the sunshine tomorrow but wanted to show you the results of my efforts today!)

I sat yesterday and made this piece, and once I started I couldn't stop. My hands are killing me, my neck is so sore from all the seed bead stringing but I had to finish it. No matter what! I knew if I stopped, I might not ever go back to it! So I just kept going...and going...and going! The Energizer Bunny I am not, I was exhausted when it was done. I crashed, and crashed hard! But it's gorgeous and I'm very pleased.

These are Susan Sheehan's beads that I picked up at the gem show I met her at earlier this year. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them, but also knew it would be a big undertaking so I waited until I thought I had the patience enough to see it through until the end.

I even made my own chain links. So there are lots of Glass beads in here, surrounded by the perfect mixture of Swarovski Crystals, Seed Beads, Spacers and Pearls. The colors are so pretty together, despite how muted they look in these photo's!

I even made earrings to go with it, but I did not photograph them today.
I loved the color scheme so much that I made a badge holder with these colors as well!
I think these are such a cute idea. I wish I had a badge to wear! I'm going to make more in different colors. This was my first attempt, and I have to say, I just adore it!

Both of these will be up for sale, I'm going to list them on Etsy later tonight.
I have to pack up the rest of the leftover beads from these and tuck them away for another project later on. The colors are right up my alley! Like I said, I do dream in purple...
What colors do you dream in?

1 comment:

  1. These are just beautiful. You can really see all the work that went into them - awesome job!


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