Thursday, January 07, 2010

Winter Storm

Well, I finished it. These are not my favorite colors to work with, but our recent weather seemed to call for it. Makes me cold just looking at it. Brrrr! I promise the rest of my pages will be more cheerful. I already have ideas for next month, but I have a few special projects to do before I can start it.

We are doing inventory at our LBS where I volunteer. Not sure I would do it if it weren't beads. LOL. I remember when we moved the shop to its present location, about five years ago. Trust me, you don't ever want to do that. We only moved diagonally across an intersection. My fellow teachers threatened to put me in a shopping cart with my arms out to hold bead strands. The mental picture is hilarious! I told them they would have to get the fire department to use the jaws of life to get me out. Needless to say, we found another way.
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24 comments:

Beady Zoo said...

OMG! . . . . . . . . . I'm speechless! Arline, it's stunning. The coin pearl clusters look like snowflakes. These may not be your favorite colors, but this is definitely one of my favorites of your work. Kudos!

And bravo for helping with inventory. Long before computers, I helped with car part inventory at a car repair shop. Not so much fun as bead inventory I'm sure, but lots of teeny, tiny pieces.

Ellen said...

O! M! G! That is gorgeous Arline, you make my fingers twitch to bead LOL

Gammie said...

Arline...perfection...it looks like my yard with the snow falling, 10+ inches on the ground, and the lights from the houses glistening.

Congrats! Can't wait to see more.

RedChili said...

Your beading is inspiring!

KV said...

Spectacular results for not working in "your" colors, Arline!


Kathy V in NM

Carol said...

I love it. I think its a perfection January interpretation, unless you live in So. Cal where my friend thinks 50 degrees is cold.

Kaite said...

Beautiful beading, and it looks very chilly.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

if these are not your favorite colors, i can't imagine what you'll create with ones that are! this is just absolutely stunning!

Barbara said...

I think this is cheerful in spite of being silver and white. It reminds me of sparkling crystals and diamonds, doesn't get much more beautiful than that. It probably reflects color around it. Congratulations on a masterpiece!

artandtea said...

Beautiful winter colors, Arline! It makes me think of pearly mornings in winter as the sky glows right before sunrise. It gives me such a calm, peaceful feeling.

Karin said...

This is so beautiful! Perfect for this time of year.

beadbabe49 said...

Wow...what a stupendous beginning piece!

abeadlady said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I just love working on these pages.

Robin said...

Brrrrrrrrrr, is right! But soooooo beautiful! You've captured exactly the feelings I have about snow storms... beauty, chilly, exciting, peaceful... Bravo!

Love your story about the bead store move with you in a shopping cart. LOL! Have fun with the inventory!

Dee D said...

A wonderful piece and very wintry.

Lois2037 said...

This is spectacular! And yes, it is chilly, but it captures the beauty of this season so well.

Marty S said...

It's what the Snow Queen sees when she looks out her window at dusk. I love it!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Vickie A-Morgan said...

Definitely conveys "chilly" but so beautifully. I can't wait to see what "cheerful" looks like. Moving bead inventory... what a big/little job---big job with so many little pieces. I'm still chuckling at the shopping cart image. :)

Veleta (Sammy) said...

Your beadinng... ALLL your beading is so awesome!

Magpie Sue said...

Oooo, very pretty! I don't particularly like to commemorate the cold and the snow either - brrr! But maybe it will be refreshing to look at in July or August when the heat and humidity get to be too much. :- )

Karin said...

Wow - that is stunning! Congrats on the finish.

Whytefeather said...

Absolutely stunning. I love your beadwork, but this particular piece may just be my favorite one. Just wow, I love it.

Lynn said...

Love this - I think it looks like ice flowers. Not dreary at all!

I will be thinking of you as I push my grocery cart around in the store today ;) lol

Carol said...

Lovely! So evocative of winter!