I'm trying to get some nice finished pieces done for my show next weekend. Here are some bracelets I made with the curves from Olive Glass. They are delicious! It took me a couple of tries to get the size right; at first I had used some nice big spacers but they turned out to be too big, so I just used some flat ones to get a nice finished look.
I have some more bangle curves and some for necklaces too. Can't wait to make these pieces. Well, I can't wait to lay them all out and look at them, anyway. It is so difficult for me to decide what to put together. I think it is a fear of commitment! Although I know in my mind that I can just take something apart if I'm not happy with it, there is something inside me that just doesn't want to use up my pretty beads! I am a hoarder! LOL Oh well, I usually can bite the bullet and share a few beads with the world.
I'll just set some aside for myself
Then again, maybe I'm just being hard on myself. Maybe I am just a perfectionist, waiting for that moment of serendipity when something I've been holding on to meshes perfectly with something I just brought home. For example, I have had several of these W-shaped findings in my stash for at least 2 years. And that silver tube bead is from, oh I don't know, 1998?
They just happen to work perfectly with the silk ties I got at the Bead Expo. They come in wonderful colors and are so much more fun than a chain. You can pull on those cube beads to adjust the necklace longer or shorter. I'm debating whether to add a dangle to the ends...you can wear the ends to the front or back, depending on your daily funkiness level.
Stay tuned for more Tales From the Stash!
I love how the colors in the silk (is that handpainted?) and the beads play off of one another. And I love the necklace construction -- with the beads on the ends of the silk being larger than the silver tube, you know you won't lose it, which is my usual fear...