Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Little Set for My Mom




My mom had seen my double spine bracelets and really liked them, so I made her one with (drum roll please) a pair of earrings to match. Why the drum roll? Well, I have a phobia of making earrings. I don't know why, I just get all nervous and jerky about making them. Silly, I know, but its just something that I feel like I just don't know what I'm doing and I feel really awkward while making them.












But thanks to my buds at Auntiesbeads.com, I got myself some nice new tools, so I am stepping outside my comfort zone and I am going to make myself some earrings. They have some great free earring patterns , which list everything you need and even videos to help guide the way. What more could a girl ask for? I have no excuse now!



Speaking of Auntiesbeads.com, the gorgeous swarovski button and the bicone swarovski crystals in this set I also got from them. The shipping is ultra-fast, which again, What more could a girl ask for?




I did two different colors - one side (above) is a matte olive green, and the other (below) is a sparkly crystal with just a subtle hint of blue. The triangle beads along the edges are Toho topaz/opaque emerald lined, but really look much more blue than emerald.




Of course, I didn't order enough of the 4mm bicones (I guess counting isn't my strong suit), so luckily I had some 4mm faceted rounds in a similar shade on hand, so I just alternated between the two. Here are the 2 sides together in an attempt to show the color variation.

The good news is that I am 'off' today, so I get to go to my mom's and give them to her right away!

4 comments:

Carol said...

This set is absolutely beautiful. Your mother will be thrilled.

Tracey N. said...

Wow Lynn your bracelets are gorgeous! Are they the same as a flat spiral? I have seen several of these in that pattern. Where did you get this particular pattern? I love your bead choices and that button is gorgeous!

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi lynn
my oh my are those bracelets ever gorgeous!!
bet they look oh so lovely on :)
thanks for sharing
enjoy your day
tabby :)
back to painting-UGH!!

GraceBeading said...

Wow... the bracelet is beautiful. And I feel your pain on the earrings, that's something I have not yet attempted, but will some day. Yours turned out great!