Thursday, March 3, 2011

Getting No Where Fast

Sometimes I just can't get my act together.

I'm making a cuff bracelet as a thank you for one of my husband's co-workers.     Lately, the only time I have to bead is in the evening.  I prefer to bead in the morning or during the daylight hours, but I'll take what I can get these days! 

I thought I had a good design laid out and had chosen my color story while the natural light was still available.  Considering its just blacks/grays/clears, it wasn't that complicated.  I looked for different finishes on the beads: some matte, some shiny, some metallic and some clear.  Easy Peasy. 

And then it just wasn't working, so I ripped it out and started again. 

Everything was going along great.  I was happier with my second attempt and decided I was going to keep it simple and fill in the background with silver lined clear seeds.   But I didn't have those seeds on my table.  It was about 8:30 p.m. or so when I pulled the beads from my stash and started 'finishing' the bracelet base. 

I looked at it today in the daylight and UGH. 
What the??! 
Why do these silver lined beads look so beige?

Oh, that's because they are!
Oh boy.

I'm hoping the third try is the charm.  Isn't that what they always say?  I hope it is.  I'm really get tired of snip snip snipping all those threads........
~  Bead Happy and Often   ~


The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Well I love the layout and sometimes to get to that masterpiece we have rip rip rip. Lol.

Carol said...

HA! Fancy Shimmer did you in!! I think it looks pretty darn good though.

Anonymous said...

You poor thing! Sometimes you just have to walk away and give it a rest, and then come back to it. Lovely design and colors, I'm sure she will love it!

Beadwright said...

Lynn I do hope you are NOT tearing it out!!! the monochromatic colors are really pretty together. Just add some of the beige in another part of the band. It will come together. I've been beading 47 years an NEVER tear out.