Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back in the Groove


My good friend, Joan, asked me to make a cuff bracelet for her 19-year-old daughter Jenna in black, silver and gray.  Absolutely.  Would love to.

So I started off with one of those gigantic 34 mm labradorite coin beads I had in my stash and off I went.  Beading aimlessly, not really sure what the design was going to be.  My favorite kind of beading.  Unplanned.  Spontaneous.  I think I like this type of beading because my life doesn't have a lot of room for spontaneity.  Anyway, this is what emerged:

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I needed an edge bead, and couldn't find enough size 8 in a black or silver and knew an 11 would look to whimpy, so I hunted through my beads and found this bag of cuties:
Spent some time digging through to pick out just the black beads and I'm ready to go. 

"Just" need to put the edging on. 
That won't take any time at all.....famous last words......

Bead Happy and Often!

6 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

love the cuff, your friends daughter is a lucky girl!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

how come when you are spontaneous and unplanned, you come out with something remarkable...but when i tried a similar look, it looked like a giant mess that i was too embarrassed to show that now hides in shame in my closet??? as my son put it...too random. i guess that's what happens when one is awesome and the other is just a wannabe. lol. i think it looks fabulous my dear lynn. can't wait to see it with the edging, and it sure would be fun to see it on her with an outfit to go with it. hope you are having a great week!

Carol said...

Yep, I'm back on it too.
I think its cause the humidity is gone. Yay. I love summer, but must admit, I don't mind the change into fall...its fall to winter I dispise.

Beautiful work!

Bellesanbeaus said...

That is so gorgeous...and once I pick my poor drooling mouth up off the keyboard I will be ok. The movement and playfulness in it shines thru with your method. Simply stunning girl...great job! Big hugs Beth

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It's stunning! I am still working on finishing my butterfly (in between all my other projects) and then I will be staring my cuff!

Robbie said...

WOW! I love this cuff and I'm sure your friends daughter will love it as well. The free form design is great and just adds to the unique design. A one of a kind for sure!! Nice work!