Tuesday, March 15

Winter Wonderland

Now most of us by now don't want to even think about winter.  We want the warm sun and green grass.  We want birds singing and flowers blooming.  Well at least I know I do.  And that just might happen here in WI this week.  We just might get a sneak peak at spring.

But before that happens, I have one more winter related item on the agenda.  And that's my ArtBeads blogger partner project.  The theme was Winter Enchantment!  I had a really good idea of what I wanted to do as soon as I heard the theme.  I knew I wanted to do something with blue, white, and silver.  The colors I always think of when I think of winter.

I found this wonderful cab.  It was so beautiful and the perfect color combo for my vision.  I had to have it.
And the rest of the project just fell into place (don't you just love when that happens).  I did a diamond shaped bead embroidered pendent with loads of fringe (ugh, fringe).  I used the TOHO seed bead mix in blue frost for most of the embroidery and fringe with a mixture of white, silver, and blue beads I already had.  The fringe has Swarovski cubes, stars, and snowflakes.  The perfect addition for the sparkle I was looking for.

Then there was this absolutely gorgeous cameo.  I mean look at it, it's beautiful.  I fell in love with it online, and then I fell in love with it again when I ripped open that little package of beads.  The three ladies dancing in the wonderful light blue color is just stunning.  I'm not sure if you noticed, but I kinda like this cab.  

I have a few cameos from art beads and have never been disappointed.  They are wonderful.

This project isn't completely finished, I was waiting on some back ordered seed beads to finish the beaded rope (but I have them now, so I need to get my butt going).  I normally don't use anything that's on back order for these projects, but these beads are perfect.  They are light blue lined with white.  Like I said perfect for this project.  I'll get pictures up as soon as I finish the rope.  Then you can see how it all works together.              
From ArtBeads.com

I also have a wonderful sterling silver snow flake toggle clasp.  It's so pretty and will add the perfect addition to this winter themed necklace.  I'm really enjoying designing with these themed clasps.  It just brings a piece together.

Now I just need to get that beaded rope done.  I promise I'm working on it right now.

Disclosure - I have received these products from ArtBeads free of charge to honestly review. I have not been paid for this post.  

*I'm redoing the pictures for this piece.  I know they are too busy.  I will hopefully have new pictures up by the end of the week.             

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