Saturday, April 18, 2009

Not What I Was Expecting to Do






I'm still on the look out to increase my stash of beads for the art collar I wanted to make. So with that thought in mind, I placed my order for some size 11 Toho Hybrids from Artbeads. They looked like they would be perfect - black with a hint of copper in this great marbelized looking finish. But when I got to see them in person, they actually had a blush of this fabulous raspberry coloring. SO unexpected and SO extraordinarily beautiful. Unlike any color bead I had ever seen.










I really enjoyed making the beaded box for the Beading for a Cure 2010 auction, and I had another little box sitting around just waiting to be covered, so I switched gears and got to work.









Using raspberry cotton velvet, a black cabochon, 4mm faceted rounds in a sparkly crystal rose finish (also from Artbeads, but ordered previously for no specific project in mind), delicas left over from the Beader's Muse challenge, and some coordinating size 11s and 15s, I started to play.












The (sort of) straight line borders really show off the finish on the Toho Hybrid bead. The color is called Matte Jet Apollo.







I am officially now addicted to making covered boxes. Forget the art collar project - those beads I'm hoarding will now be used to adorn a bigger box! And I've got just the perfect one in mind......

4 comments:

Carol said...

Lynn, of course your beading is beautiful. Thanks for mentioning the beads. I had seen someone else post about how beautiful they are, but haven't got around to getting any.

The box is FAB!

dochoamom said...

Hey Lynn... Hadn't heard from you lately... The box is beautiful... Love those colors. I need to check out the new Toho's...

Love, Deb

Tracey N. said...

This box is beautiful Lynn! I am so missing beading right now. i am still sick and went to urgent care on Sunday with a 103.8 temp, shortness of breath and wheezing in my lungs. Was diagnosed with pulmonary edema. We dont know why yet, it could be Pneumonia that isnt showing up on the xray, could be a heart problem YIKES! I am fallin so far behind on everyones work and my own! Your work is so lovely. I love boxes of any kind myself. I never would have thought of covering one in beads. Any certain type of box work the best? Interesting idea. As soon as I get rid of the darn cough, maybe i can bead again! Hugs my dear.

GraceBeading said...

Words defy me, but I'll try...

It's is stunning. I really love the boxes, your beading and especially the design. Gorgeous!