Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bracelet in progress.

Here's an in-progress picture of the bracelet I'm making from a kit. Since taking this picture, I've added one more medallion. I really haven't been beading much lately!

I'm not at all happy with this picture. Way too much light for these super-sparkly beads. In fact, I think most of the photos from that shoot look a little washed-out. This is why I usually prefer to rely on lighting and not use my flash. Ah well.

Once I've finished this bracelet, I want to make a necklace with the same technique, but less bright colors. I just haven't decided what colors yet. I'm leaning towards my old stand-by of earthy greens, but I could also go with browns for a steampunk look, or maybe saturated teal and chartreuse, a color I've been wearing a lot, or maybe purple to go with the purple top I bought last month. I may even wait until after gem show, and buy some beads specifically for it. It uses Japanese 15s, which I was planning on buying a lot of anyway.

It's just over 2 weeks until gem show! I can't wait.


  1. Too bad you're not closer, you could loot my 15s! It looks good from the picture!

  2. This is really pretty - I especially like the earthy-green/brown combo and the bluey/black one, socond from left

  3. Marilee, I actually have a pretty good stash of 15s already, just not nearly what I have in 11s. I'm trying to get more that match, for projects where I need to use both.

    Thank you, Cotteridge!