I was very creative today. No painting walls but finally finally got back to my beads after one of these major blocks. I had the idea for this bracelet when I was at the bead store the other day and found those cool red-green-blue two holed plastic beads. The picture doesn't do the color justice - or in other words I need to work on my photo skills. I used light green seed beads to space them and dark green and a resin bead for the ends. To figure out the end correctly took me a few hours and nervs. I feel I want to write a book titled "things you should know before you start beading", including all the things that can go wrong. I won't go into detail here, since most of it is really stupid, but I could have saved a lot of time if I had read such a book at the beginning of my "bead career".
This one was an UFO project that has been sitting on my living room table without clasp and chain for a few weeks now, since I could not find the right chain in my collection. Surprisingly this one came to me by just playing around, something I never do since I tend to overthink everything. Because all my beads are so precious. Even if they are worth nothing.
I made another one, but I did not take a picture yet. I really think that one is pretty classy, but the pictures are so bad you can't really see how nice it is. I used a shell pendant that was another gift from Andrew, a cream colored resin bead and svarowski sand opals from my local bead store, and silver spacer beads, freshwater pearls, a lobster clasp and chain from Michaels. It is pretty shiny and elegant, but I actually think it is cool. Just need occasions to wear this now, since I am not back to work this week most likely anymore. It was the plan that I would go back Monday and Tuesday, but on Friday they notified us about a case of swine flu, and since I will have my baby soon and can't take and medication, I think it is not worth it for the last two days.