Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BTW: Aegean Blue

This is my first Bead Table Wednesday. I love to see what everyone is working on, and so I thought I'd join in. 


My table has been a disaster lately with back-to-back blog hops! Each hop I've wanted to create more than one item, but I ran out of time and needed to move on to the next hop! And so, I have half finished projects pretty much everywhere, which is driving me nuts.


This week's project is a focus on buttons for the upcoming button swap hosted by Cindy from sweet bead studioI can't wait to see how everyone incorporated buttons into their projects. Not always an easy element! It can be tricky to get it to lay flat and show off its pattern or style. 


I was lucky enough for my partner, Julia over at beautifully whimsicalto send me 5 buttons work with. I zeroed in pretty quickly on this over-sized, gorgeous sea blue one.  


I pulled out all my various canisters of beads to see what color combinations were going to draw out the colors in the button.  I do (generally) organize the bead canisters by color, although I tend to mix them by tones, or colors that I like grouped together. It sometimes makes for a bit of hunt and peck, but it is always a jump start on pulling in color groupings for my projects. I'm still working on it, and I'll reveal the final piece this weekend, but expect a splash of blue ... the color of the Aegean Sea!

4 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful sea of seed beads! Looking forward to seeing what you created with the button.
Therese

Miss Val's Creations said...

I can't wait to see the blue creation! I like mixing color tones together too. It give a piece more depth and interest.

Marcela Gmd said...

Waiting to see your wonderful creations, darling!!
Have a nice weekend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

BeadedTail said...

I like all those colors you have! I'm one of those weird accountant types trying to be creative so I can't stand to have my beads mixed with other colors. It fascinates me to see how true creative types like you do it! Can't wait to see your final creation!

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