Friday, May 18, 2012
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.
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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