Monday, April 14, 2014

Beadweaving :: Spring Thaw

I don't know about the rest of you, but this spring weather is long over due! I don't even care that my allergies are about to hit me hard. I just need some warmth already.

I recently met up with Christine, and as we usually do; we beaded, swapped ideas and perhaps sipped a bit of wine. Gotta be careful on the wine front so there aren't any 'bead injuries' with all those needles. Lord knows how many times through the years I've stabbed myself with a needle or accidentally hammered a finger. So we were careful. I only stabbed myself a few times.

Christine showed me several new patterns. That woman can bead! And she is always coming up with amazing bead weaving ideas. One of the patterns she shared is called Spring Thaw. So appropriate don't you think?

The base stitch is herringbone with a twist using bugles (yes bugles with twists of course). Typically Christine uses bugles on either side of her center anchor (you can see it here). I decided that since my bugles were on the longish side that I'd do only one side. I kind of like its off-kilter look. It's a bit like me, and suits me just fine. Thanks for the bead lesson my friend. 

15 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

It's really pretty. I love the light play

Therese's Treasures said...

Very pretty Cynthia I like the off kilter look. I still regret not being able to make it up for the beading weekend, but I am glad that the two of you still got together.
Therese

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I couldn't agree more. It's been a long and hard winter, and warm weather is what we all desperately need.

Bobbie said...

So THAT'S what I missed out on?!? I'm so disappointed that I couldn't get up there for the fun, but I love this bracelet. And as for spring thaw, I spent the weekend mowing, mulching, and planting flowers, so of course there's a chance of snow tonight.

The bright side is that the pollen may hold off a day or two!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Classy and beautiful, Cynthia... bugles are my faves (probably 'cause they are easier to handle for my big hands LOL).

Liz E said...

Gorgeousness! I love the drops on just one side. Isn't it wonderful when people share their skills? I'm sure information was flowing both ways, and each of you are richer for it. Sounds like great fun!!!

Marcela Gmd said...

Very pretty!!!
Have a good week!! my g+ for your post!!!

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Claudia Aguilar said...

Ouch on the stabbing :( glad there were only a few... winter what winter?? we didn't have any here :/

Magic Love Crow said...

The bracelet is stunning! We got more snow today! Don't know if Spring or Summer will show up this year??

Christine Altmiller said...

I lOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out!!! I love the drops on the one side! I am still loving the colors (who knew?!). I love our weekends together, holed up in a hotel room with wine, cheese, chocolate, and beads and each other. And I Love that this post came on a day in Spring when I woke up to 19 degrees and 2 inches of snow!
Thank you Cynthia :-) This bracelet made my day more tolerable.

Shel said...

This turned our beautiful! I really like the colors and the design, too. It will go with so many things! Yes, all of year folks back East and in the mid-west deserve to have some Spring before it's time for summer!! ;-)

Memories for Life said...

Sounds like a great time you girls had :) And a beautiful piece you created!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the look of this one! It is smart to watch the wine consumption when making jewelry. My hands get super lazy with a little vino.

Additionsstyle said...

Fantastic bracelet, very cool pattern and I love the twisted bugle beads. Some warm weather would be nice, I agree it's long overdue.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Caron Michelle said...

Oooh - reminds me of a design I did once with bugles on the loom, you have inspired me to re-visit bugles! Beautifully done.

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