Monday, October 4, 2010

Margie and Me - Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine #63

With a little help from Karyn (whom I totally talked into purchasing The Beader's Color Palette!), I picked this lovely deep fall palette for the Margie and Me this week. It's gorgeous.
Leonardo was the man, I must say. Margie stresses the importance of using the umber colors as a background with punches of red.
Oh, by the way, in her book, Margie gives exact Delica numbers for all the colors in her palettes. Just another reason to spring for the book, doncha think??
Okay, I've been thinking a lot about Margie and Me, and here's my question....and you guys have got to give me feedback...if I gave you some extra time, say stretched out each challenge to two weeks, would it be easier to play along? I've had a lot of people say that they want to play, but don't have the time, so what if we do two weeks instead of one? Let me know what you think...

This weekend, I worked on getting some new Carnaval Pendants in the shop.
Last week, three of these went flying out of the shop so I thought I'd replace what I lost with some new colors.
The first I call Modern Teal.

The second uses deep purple czech beads and AB purple seeds. I call it Rich Royal Purple and is a result of this purple fetish that I've been having lately.

Last but not least, allow me to introduce you to Heather. She's a little brash, extremely outgoing and likes to command a lot of attention. I asked her nicely to become a broach, but she wasn't having any of it. She demanded a place where she'd get a little more attention. I'll let you know when I'm ready to let her go, but it's just not quite yet.

Finally, I have to show you some pics of what my bead buddy Shirley made for Margie and Me, this cute little puffy beaded bead in pink and green. He doesn't need anything but a cute little chain..
Enjoy your Monday!


  1. I think 2 weeks would be better as I am still finishing my tuscan piece. But that is me and I can't always play along. I do love this and think you should keep doing it!

  2. Definitely two weeks would be better! Also - great new carnival pendants!

  3. Two weeks would take the pressure from us all a bit I think! I'd love to participate in every challenge, but I vote for two weeks. And again the question: does it have to be an embroidered piece or can it also be strung, woven, wireworked etc.?

  4. I think 2 weeks would be helpful, but then I worry about forgetting. Maybe an announcement of a new color challenge every week, with a 2 week turn round. sort of leap frogging.

    I've only done the challenge once, but it has brought to life supplies I have forgotten about!

    Thanks, Marge

  5. Two weeks would work better. Did you get the pic of the necklace? Or did it really not work with the color scheme? Thanks, Shirley

  6. I personally think 2 weeks would work better too. I work 4 days a week so would really struggle to get something done (that's decent) within a week.

    I l♥ve the Carnival pendants too!


  7. Oh my, the ring is GORGEOUS!

    Yes, I think giving two weeks for a project would work better.

  8. I love the pendants! Absolutely beautiful!