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Monday, February 28, 2011

Dreaming of Spring

A few weeks ago, in between snow storms, we had a 50 degree day. Yahoo! Spring Time!!! So of course I went digging through my bead stash to see what springy colors I had in there. Wow, I gotta say that the pickings were slim. I think it's time to hit a bead show or two. I did, however, manage to come up with a bracelet and a pair of earrings.  Anyhow, here are the pics:

First is a blue crystal and light green cat's eye bracelet. The crystals are Swarovski and I also used translucent peacock lined seed beads. This is made from Deborah Roberti's Skinny Bracelet II pattern, which is free on her site AroundTheBeadingTable. It was a very quick and easy pattern to work up.

Next are some brick stitch earrings. I was playing around with fringe ideas and this is what I came up with. I don't know the exact name of the shade of glass pearls, but they are neither white nor pink, kind of a lavender color, I guess. The seed beads are "Inside Color Peacock" Dyna-mites. They are absolutely gorgeous in person.

So that's it for my recent beadwork. Now I am off to check out the Pantone Colors for Spring 2011, then going through my bead stash once again and maybe doing a little on-line shopping to see what I can come up with next. I hope you stay tuned to see what that may be.

TTYL and make it a good day,


Susanna Originals said...

That bracelet just epitomizes spring - bring it on! Very pretty and I love the colors!

Crazy Mama said...

i really like these springy pieces! i love cat's eye beads and i use them when i can. the colors are very refreshing together. the fringe pattern on those earrings is really nice. great work!

Unknown said...

Oh that is a gorgeous bracelet. I think blogger misplaced me so I am clicking the follow button again today!

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

sweet earrings!

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