Monday, June 21, 2010

Margie and Me - Degas' Dancers

If you're lookin' for Bead Soup, keep on a scrollin', it's after this post!
But, for me and my regulars it's Margie and Me time! I skipped out on last week because I needed to work on my Bead Soup, and now that that's done, we're back to regularly scheduled programming.
I chose this week to pick palette #86, Degas' Dancers. Margie describes it as "gentle, soft, and muted except a minute and powerful sharp accent of deep brown." I chose it because of the interaction of the palest pinks and peaches with little punches of blue. I think it'll be a great palette to work with, and I'll show you on Saturday what I was able to come up with.

I also got inspired to play around with some vintage 20-gauge brass wire that I picked up at my local bead store. I created these bangles that I call Fairy Circles.
The first is made with tiny garnet gemstones and faceted amethyst glass rondelles.

The second is in some beautiful forest tones with a punch of purple. It's created with faceted moss agate and faceted czech rounds. The sparkle on these bracelets is very fairy-esque. Both are listed in my Etsy shop.


  1. I love the color combinations you chose. You have are very good at finding teh right color combination. I am still trying to get my sea legs where color is concerned.

  2. I saw those pics on facebook but didn't look close enough...they're so pretty!! Dainty yet funky with the vintage wire. Love them! Have fun with the pretty Degas palette. :)