I'm on a beading kick, taking a little break from quilting. I have so much fun making things with colorful beads. Nothing fancy, just casual earrings, bracelets and necklaces to dress up a white or black t-shirt and jeans. It really gets my creativity going, playing around with all the different colors I love.
Someone asked about my jewelry at the retreat last month and so I brought some pieces to show people and surprisingly got some orders to make things. While I was making up orders I couldn't stop myself from creating more stuff so I made myself this bracelet.
I have more than a few turqoise bracelets.
Here are some of my other favorite pieces.
I've been in love with colorful beads for a long time. Several beads on the above necklace were originally from a necklace I bought as a student (!) when I visited the Lake District in England many, many years ago. I always loved the necklace which supposedly was made with polished natural stones from the area but it broke a few years later probably because I wore it so much. I couldn't fix it but hung onto it for sentimental reasons and recently decided to just use the muted colored beads in some of the other necklaces I made, spreading my memories of England around to several different pieces. I think I will use them again now that I remember I still have them. I guess I am sentimental about my beads too, LOL.
This necklace was made for me by my friend Julia. Isn't it lovely? Simple beads mixed with fresh water pearls.
My daughter makes jewelry too -
I can get lost in a bead store -
If you love playing with color, I'm telling you, you should try beading.