Friday, May 18, 2012

Finally Friday

The inspiration this week is Design Seeds 'Lotus Tints'. Though the inspiration photo includes soft colors, I realized I don't have a lot of pastel beads. So I used beads in the same colors, but a bit brighter.

The Earrings are made with colorful polymer beads from Too Aquarius. I just love these becuse they go with anything. (Remind me that I need to order more. Oh wait, I'm still on my bead diet.) Also included are a couple berry colored vintage beads and two sweet apple green glass beads. I used sterling silver headpins and earwires. I'm using my sterling sparingly, which kills me because I love using it as much as I do Vintaj and copper. While I was making these I was thinking of all things summer. The name 'Lemonade Stand' came to mind, though I'm not sure why. At any rate, the name stuck and so there you have it.

'Lemonade Stand'

This playful bracelet also includes a Too Aquarius polymer bead, along with three lampwork drum beads (one tan and two sky blue) from Twinstar, some wasabi colored cut glass nuggets, berry colored rainbow soocho jade beads, a died lime green howlite bead and Vintaj components. Still thinking about all things summer; ballgames, picnics, and summer vacations (which I need badly), and the fact that everyone seems to be going here and there all summer long, I named this piece 'Elsewhere'


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Lola said...

Beautiful earrings and bracelet! I love the brighter colors you used ... very happy designs!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Alice,
Beautiful summery pieces. They both would go great with a summer dress or shorts and tank.

My Life Under the Bus said...

She is in my favs love love love these you played off her beads wonderfully!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Those polumer beads are gorgeous! This is a beautiful color paletts...but, now I am dying for some lemonade...really!!!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

very cute, thanks so much for always playing along you are the best!

Lela said...

Such happy, summery colors! :)