Thursday, May 26, 2011

Peach Blue Green

I've gotten into this habit of finding clip art to go with the theme of the post I am doing.  Sometimes it's really challenging to find anything at all, and sometimes there's so much to choose from I can't decide.  Today I really have no theme, so I entered "peach blue green", the colors of my project.  And look at this pretty little picture of trees that popped up in just those colors.  Cute, huh?  Very simple and understated, just like the necklace I am going to show you today!

I've been working on another project that has been taking what seems like forever because it hurts my hands and I have to stop and switch gears a lot.  In between sessions with the project I chose 3 tubes of beads that I showed you pictures of the other day that I wanted to work with.  I made a simple little choker (14 1/2") of a pretty little flower chain with blue and peach flowers and green stems.  I think it turned out super cute.  My daughter was wearing her P.E. t-shirt, which just wouldn't do for photos, so I recruited her friend, Taylor, to be my model.  Sami laughed at her. lol.  I'm not showing her face, though, because she's not my kid and I wouldn't feel right about posting her.  Pretty as she is and as good a model as she was, I'm going to err on the side of caution.

I've had a very horrible couple of days and it feels like the weight of the world crushing down on me.  I am not it well at all.  My therapist has been out on medical leave since December, and my only therapeutic outlet has been my beading.  This simple little flower chain I worked on helped to lighten my thoughts.  Maybe I should do 3 or 4! lol  Actually, maybe I should.  It would look great in so many color variations, from dark with sparkles to bright and happy or delicate and sweet, it does have a lot of possibilities within its simplicity.  Ok, here it is...

Do you like my little chain?

7 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE this flower chain! I really mean that, I LOVE IT! I've enlarged the photo and am trying to figure out the stitch you used. At first I thought "branch stitch", then I wasn't sure at all. Then I wondered, is it two strands entwined? No matter what it is, it's beautiful...delicate and lovely. Beading something as pretty as this is, indeed, meditative and relaxing.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Yes! I really like it! So unique & such wonderful colors. I find that I lose a lot of my cares & worries while beading, too.

Abracadebra Designs said...

I dont't just like the choker, I love it. It is very sweet. Love the color combo. I do hope you are feeling better very soon.
-Debbie

Mandy said...

Hope you feeling ok sweetie, beading is definitely therapy! The necklace looks even better on a live model!

greeniezona said...

I do love your little flower chain! I imagine from the timing that you, too, saw the Nepal chain stitch post over on Inspirational Beading and were inspired. I've had that post open on my browser ever since then, waiting for the right moment with enough spare time without little grasping toddler hands to worry about. Someday!

I love your color choices. Sweet without being too sweet, it almost has a vintage feel. I would never come up with these colors! Ha.

Dees said...

Sure like it! It's sweet and simple and can go with anything! Hope you will be doing better soon.

Lynn said...

Just catching up with you - starting with this post and will work my way backwards throught the (too) many that I've missed.

I see from this sweet necklace you continue to learn learn learn new stitches! Good for you. I feel for you not feeling up to par these days (weeks, months). Being positive and upbeat is a full time job and sometimes it just gets to be too much and we crash. Just remember that it is only temporary - you CAN and WILL feel better. Keep reminding yourself of the good and ignore the bad the best you can. Oh, and of course - bead happy and often :) HUGS!