Saturday, April 28, 2012

May through August

 In just a few weeks we will be leaving for the summer and not returning to our home (my beads) until sometime mid to late September.  I've been a beading maniac trying to get a bit ahead so that I don't have to play too much catch up when we return.

May - the inspiration for this piece was azalea blooms.  My little neighborhood was ablaze in fuchsia, pink and whites.  It was so pretty.

June - the below photograph provided the inspiration for the June bracelet.  As you can see by the photo the view was shades of grey and then there was a break in the clouds illuminating the marsh on the far shore.

 July - just had to make another piece of patriotic jewelry to go with my ever-growing collection.  With Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th and Veteran's Day there are many times throughout the year to celebrate with our national colors.

August - the beach!  This bracelet is an adaptation of the May bracelet.  I added more "waves" for this one and kept them all the same size unlike the original one which varied in height.

Monday, April 16, 2012


This bracelet pays tribute to those who serve our country on board submarines.

130 men
90 days

no sun
no wind
no rain

running silent, running deep

I beaded this in such a way that one upper section can roll back revealing the steel grey "hull" of the "submarine". When all smoothed into place, the "submarine" is then fully surrounded by "water" as represented by the blue and green beads.