Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Favorites: My Outdoor Workshop

Once a year we make it up to the Northern part of the Adirondacks, near the Canadian border. It is time to forget about the world, my day job, and the demands in my life. I get to sit on the screened-in porch, bead and listen to the wind and birds. 

Occasionally I get a burst of energy and get out on the lake for a paddle in the kayak, but mostly I get to bead. I love my time in the mountains.

I brought a stash of books with me; inclusive of my favorite bead books. I’ve been revisiting a few patterns that I’ve had book marked for some time. I thought I finally try out some bead stitches I’ve been meaning to practice.

This pretty little pattern is one I’ve looked at for a while, but just never got around to giving it a try. It is from a book that I LOVE called Beaded Allure by Kelly Wiese. There are some amazing beading projects in this book, including this one.

I recently pulled apart several strands of glass pearls my mother gave me a few years ago that she never wore. I hesitate to call them 'antique' just yet. But they are close enough. I wanted something that was sort of 'dressed up-Bohemian' so I used yellow seed beads and a mix of glass pearl sizes. I haven't yet decided how I want to finish the closure as the patterns calls for using a bead, but with the weight of this pattern I doubt that would hold. So I'll sift through my buttons once I'm back home, and perhaps some pearl buttons will do the trick.

Once I've finished up this pattern, I'll re-post it complete with a few modeling shots from my favorite model. My daughter.


Inggrid Monalita said...

nice post dear:)
come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do it yaa!

Thea said...

Mmmmmm. Have a great time up there and will see you soon!

Anonymous said...

It looks very... royal. Amazing.
Cant wait to see how it looks on the model :)

Duni said...

What a peaceful place!
It must be lovely sitting overlooking the water and listening to nature :)
The gold and pearl bracelet is very elegant indeed!

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful bracelet!!! my G+ for you...
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

BeadedTail said...

The bracelet is beautiful! Glad you're enjoying your time away! Thanks for the condolences about our sweet Sadie. We miss her so much but are glad she was able to share her happy spirit through our blog.

Miss Val's Creations said...

There is nothing better than spending time amongst nature to relax and rejuvenate! This pattern is so pretty with the classic pearls. Enjoy your vacation. :)

Plami said...

OMG this bracelet took my breath away! It's gorgeous!

I wanna thank you for the support even when I wasn't able to give back and for all the sweet comments you left on my blog! I really appreciate it! :)

Also my trips have been absolutely amazing! I wish I could just travel all the time :)))


Katherines Corner said...

beautiful, hoping you enjoy your time away from work. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party. I hope you have a wonderful week xo

Akshaya Borkar said...

Beautiful Bracelet... tahnks for visiting my blog.

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