Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BBA Challenge :: Renewal

Nothing says the renewal of spring quite like the tender green colors of the shoots coming up around the yard, or the leaves just starting to bud. And well, for me it is this color of light, spring green everywhere that gets me excited about what is about to burst open with color! My piece for this month's BBA Challenge is using a tone on tone color of pale, delicate green; in multiple sizes and shapes.

I've been having lots of fun lately with bead weaving. Practicing my two new favorites stitches over, and over again! You'll see ladder and brick in this piece, which my beady, bloggy friend Christine so generously (and might I add --- patiently) taught me. And it is showing up in all kinds of places! I finished off the closure with these two stitches along with a lotus green button.

The main portion of the bracelet is actually peyote (my go-to stitch), but I mixed it up a little by adding Czech tear-drop beads. I love the effect! It looks like bubbles across the surface of the bracelet. I was at a bead show in March and I noticed that spike beads are showing up in a lot of patterns. I'm not quite sure I'm ready to use something so pointy in my work, but these seem like a more feminine biker play on the pattern. 

18 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

This is beautifully imaginative, and in my favourite colour as well!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautiful work lovely colors! Congrats!

BackstoryBeads said...

Hope everyone clicks on your photos to get the full effect of this beautiful palette. Love the muted greens of the bracelet, and then that gorgeous button adds just the right spark!

Christine Altmiller said...

Karin is right~visitors need to be sure to click on the photos to see them up close. That button is beautiful and perfect for this bracelet! This is such a beauty! A fresh,Spring, LadyBiker beauty! And don't let her fool you folks~she is a VERY fast learner ;-)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This bracelet has beautiful dimension and texture!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

What a lush bracelet -- your beadwork is amazing! You must have the patience of a saint :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love these soft greens. Those teardrop beads are so sweet and they give the bracelet such a neat texture! Spiked beads sounds interesting. You will have to give it a try!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful -- and a lovely piece for this month's challenge!

Claudia Aguilar said...

I love the soft color!

BeadedTail said...

Oh I LOVE that! It's beautiful Cynthia! I love the feminine biker look! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

This bracelet is stunning!!!

Introverted Art said...

wow this is so intricate and the colors are amazing.

Tania Covo said...

I love the tone on tone colours, and really like the bubble beads. It's a beautiful bracelet!

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful work!!!
besos, Marcela♥

pasqueflower said...

Exquisite!! A beautiful response to the challenge!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your bracelet is gorgeous!! You've captured the delightfulness of Spring green in this wonderful piece! I love the variety of techniques!

Tania Pagliai said...

Hi! your blog and your pics are great!!!Full of interesting tips!
step by me if you have time, we might follow each other!!!!
Have a good sunday !
Tania
www.glamourmaniacs.com

Judy Nolan said...

What a gorgeous bracelet, and a wonderful color to match spring popping up everywhere. And I agree with you about the pointy beads...not quite my style!

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