Friday, October 15, 2010

Artbeads is da' bomb...

This month, I joined Artbeads blogger program and was so excited to focus on the Pantone colors for this fall. If you haven't seen the colors, you can check them out here.
I decided to go with Lagoon and Golden Glow. My obsession with these colors actually started about two months ago when I purchased Mosaic Turquoise for the first time. (the colors are amazing)
So, now I had my colors, and I started thinking about a technique that I wanted to pursue.
It's been so long since I've done any brick stitch, and when I saw this gorgeous copper ring in the findings section of, I knew what I wanted to do.

So, I chose some gorgeous seed beads in the most stunning shiny aquas and golden topaz colors and then raided the glass beads section to add a bunch of faceted czech rounds to the mix.

Got my brick stitch on, and the result is a little shimmer and shine with enough Lagoon and Golden Glow to be a Pantone poster child.
I know what you're thinking and yes, it is a little more bling than I usually do, but the beads lined up so well (which is what I can usually acheive with bead embroidery) that it really spoke to my beader OCD.
I think I'm gonna wear it today....assuming I can find something to match it. I've also listed it here in my shop if you'd like to take a closer look.

By the way, tomorrow is Margie and Me reveal day! I'm soooooo excited, are you?!

Disclaimer: has sent me the above mentioned beads, pendants, materials and/or findings to create with as part of their design partner blog program. I have not been paid by to participate. Thank you.


  1. Fantastic beadwork and pretty colors!!

  2. Lucky girl! It would be great to be a design partner for them! I am going to love what you do with your picks each time! I am so looking forward to the reveal tomorrow I was hoping to get my beads in time but no luck so I will be a watcher this time!


  3. Yay it's so nice to see you taking part in the blogging program. Welcome to the club ;)

    I love what you have made... the colours are almost electric! Absolutely gorgeous. Nice work!


  4. Wow, I love that pendant. There is just something radiant about it and the way the colors pop!

    I am taking photos of my Margie and Me piece when I get home from work!

  5. Cool Work! Wunderbar genau und farblich perfekt gearbeitet! Kompliment!

  6. I love this! You are so good at it Marcie. I love what people do for the Artbeads challenges. That would be fun to do! I wonder how you go about that... enjoy the day!

  7. I love it! You really put those colors together in a neat combination--I never would've thought of using a copper ring like that. Very cool!

  8. You are so talented. Love your pendant.

  9. I love your necklace - it's really beautiful. The simplicity of the chain compliments the pendant perfectly.