Over the last year, I have become interested in creating my own designs and patterns and have ceased in taking the 'safe' mode when beading. When I first saw that Lisa Lodge had put together a Blog hop featuring Blue, I decided to skip on the challenge, but I kept hearing that little voice say, 'take a chance on blue', so I accepted the challenge.
When the beads arrived, I let them sit on the beading desk for a couple of weeks before I finally and with much trepidation decided I better get started. It seemed like the more I created and produced, the more beads there were. I was beginning to think that they were multiplying while I was sleeping. They soon became known in my house as "the Blue Gremlins."
I Love the Asymmetry of this piece.
This piece contains antique gold bead caps that didn't quite work as caps so I put two together to make spacer beads between the pearls. I like the way it turned out.
All three necklaces layered together.
The earrings below left, are adapted from the "Sparkly Wheel" earring pattern by Anna Elisabeth Draeger
The bracelet is my own pattern that I designed originally to teach at Bead Blast 2013 in Kansas City. I call it "Of Corset Laces". It is actually reversible with a corset lace embellishment on the top side and a slant, asymmetric embellishment on the back side.
3 pairs of earrings
The final bracelet is actually one of my favorite patterns called "X's and O's" designed by the late
There are still many beads left from this challenge. I shall add them to my stash and someday I will get back to working with blue again. I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my pieces and I encourage you to check out the other designs by my "Bead Blog companions".
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Until We Bead Again!!!