I finally found this Serpentine stone that has pretty shades of yellow in it, swirled all around. So I got that, and then didn't know what to do with it. I bought a tube of transparent lemony-yellow seed beads that I thought were kind of pretty. And then I got some pale yellow glass bicones. So I got home and set everything out, and thought it needed something. Well, I had to add some black to go with that outfit she keeps talking about, otherwise I might have done some complimentary purple or something. I also found some pale minty transparent green seed beads that went really well with the yellow ones I bought...in the tubes anyways. Thing is, once I started beading with them, you could hardly see any color at all. Bummer! So I sprinkled in some shimmery yellow delicas, which livened it up a little. The photos really show a stark difference with the delicas, but in natural lighting the delicas are a little more subtle. I added the bicones tipped with a black 15/0 hex cut in a pattern of two on a row, then one, then two, then one so there were 9 bicones on each side. I got the the backing on and then the beading on the form and got the edging done. Then I decided I hated it. The bicones on there looked ridiculous to me. I took the scissors and cut off the black tips, took off all the bicones, and then used nail clippers to snip the threads as close as I could (with nightmare visions of cutting the bead threads and ruining the whole dang thing). It is very plain jane, but it looks so much better than it did before.
So here I am now with a yellow bracelet that I made with the urging of my mother-in-law, not even sure if this lady is remotely interested in a new bracelet to go with her yellow and black outfit...so I may be stuck with a yellow bracelet.
I read a blurb from one of Etsy's email newsletters about signing or tagging your work. So I thought what the heck and I initialed my name with "Indigo's Beads" on the back of the microsuede lining. You can click on the photos for a larger view if you want.
Also, there are two days left to get your name in the hat for my giveaway. Read the next post if you haven't seen about it yet.