Like I said, pinky peaches are not my color, but I have had this gigantic pink stone sitting in my bead stash for well over two years. When I started digging through the reserves for this challenge it jumped at me and starting screaming "Pick Me!" in Italian. So, I figured why not...
I paired it with some rhyolite and the softest pink beads around the edges. To break up the wide expanse of pink, I added a few little green leaves and named it Tuscan Leaves Pendant (which is in my shop as my Etsy Beadweavers Challenge entry).
The second thing I worked on this week is an embroidered headband. I saw similar ones at Target, but of course they were $10 and were actually falling apart as I picked them up, so I decided to make something that holds together a little bit better.
The design is bead embroidered onto a metal headband that I also covered in silky brown ribbon. Here it is on my head, and it's actually for my sister, so, no, you can't have it....though I do have a question? Be honest. Is it worth making a couple to put in my shop?
These are such a higher quality than the cheapos at Target, but as a result...more expensive. But I assure you, the design is going nowhere. I've attached it with glue that you could use to re-attach a car bumper and then beaded the two pieces together.
These toggle bars were made using herringbone with only three stacks of beads.
It's a really snug fit, which is how I like my cuffs.
Sorry, I don't have more to show you...I had a rough week last week, it involved discovering that one of my tutorials was being passed around by e-mail to whomever wanted it...for free.
I will not give any more details, and I won't address the person responsible, because I don't believe they deserve it.... this is what I will say....
To those of you who have purchased my tutorials and have spent your money to support me and what I do, and have honored me and other artists by respecting the laws of copyright and ethics that govern any kind of art, I believe with my whole heart that you reap what you sow, and you have sown into my life joy and a sense of honor and respect that means a lot to someone who works hard to create what they do from their own heart. I do not know your personal lives, but I do believe that because you have sown peace and not contention into mine, that you will reap that in your own.
Okay, finally, here are some of the Margie and Me entries that are trickling in slowly but surely to my inbox! This first is my Marge Beebe from Rock Creek Creations she made great use of the terracotta colors that Margie talks about.
I'll keep adding entries as they trickle in, so keep sending me links and pictures! Have a great weekend all!