Sunday, May 16, 2010

Copper Lace

Well, here it is. Copper Lace in its entirety. I had sooo much fun working on this cuff. I don't usually work in monochromatic color schemes, but it was fun and I will do it again. With just the one cab, it fits like a dream.



These are the seedbeads I rescued from Out on a Whim. Can you believe they had them just sitting out there for anyone to see them? I knew they were mine immediately. Beki and Shawn, along with Shawna, Nikki, Tracy and the rest of their crew were not fast enough to stop me. It was wonderful to see everyone there and have the chance to visit with them. It is always like old home week when we get together.
This picture shows the strands of small gemstones, etc. that I love to use in my bead embroidery. I just can't seem to get enough of them. I also picked up some earring findings and a few cabs to play with.















This last picture makes me drool. They are all either charlottes or 3cuts. Makes the work and the world sparkle.

All in all, the train trip to NorCal was a blast. Eight of us went on the train and we met a couple more CCBS members who had driven up. They were on their way to Camp Paradise for a retreat. Hope they have fun. There were lots of good vendors, but the crowds weren't as dense as usual. Those who were there seemed to be buying though. I was able to talk to Janet Farris for a bit. She's so busy these days, I only get to see her at shows. Had a nice visit with Lisa Kan at her booth. Her work is incredible. It was a good kind of tired I was feeling by the time we got home last night.
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20 comments:

Gammie said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wanting all those beads...lol Love the cuff.

Hugs,
Jeanne

Lynn said...

I knew that cuff was going to be a stunner! It is absolutely gorgeous.

All those new toys ... how will you ever decide on what to play with first? lol

Enjoy!!

abeadlady said...

Thank you, ladies, for the kind words. It was hard not to buy even more beads than I did.

Jewelry Expressions by Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful cuff!!!

Doris said...

Looks like you found some really nice new beads. Can't wait to see what you come up with for those. And I love the finished cuff.
You are obviously operating at warp speed these days :-)

Carol Creech said...

Gorgeous cuff! I just love the pattern and colors. I, too, drool at strings of beads...I have a few hanging up above my desk at home just for inspiration and because they are pretty!

Carol said...

God that cuff is beautiful. I love copper more than any metal color. I just love that cuff!! I wish I had a bead store that just put beads out for me !lol! Lucky you!

Whytefeather said...

Beautiful work!! Love the copper cuff, I think you have a knack for working with in a monochromatic color scheme and I can't wait to see more! Your cuffs are inspirational and hopefully I'll get around to at least attempting one cuff one of these days :) Glad you had such a good trip and how wonderful of the bead store to set those out "just for you"! Have fun with your new sparklies!

LUCY said...

Un trabajo precioso, espectacular, me encanta....uffff!!!!1

Bev said...

That cuff is gorgeous!

abeadlady said...

Thank you, ladies. I'm glad you liked it.
Lucy, Muchas gracias.

beadbabe49 said...

What a beauty! (and don't you just love running amok at a bead show!)

abeadlady said...

You know me waaaay too well, Bobbi. It's gotten to the point that I have to buy everything else I need before I get to Whim or I won't have money left for any of it. Can't imagine what it must be like at their store. I would probably go into sensory overload. lol.

a2susan said...

You made out like a bandit!!! Love your new stash - not only is it an investment in beads but also in your creativity. Enjoy them all.

Susan

Katie B said...

You already know that I love the cuff !
Like your stash too -- you remind me that I need to think about Charlotte's. I never do until I see someone else's.
Glad you had such a good time!

Robbie said...

WOW! I love this cuff..found your blog from 'beads and birds' blog! Your work is gorgeus!

王BlancaMcleroy said...

enjoy your artical, thank you .............................................

涂HerthaSic said...

your artical is so funny!! it make me so happy!! .............................................

Denise said...

That cuff is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the stitch design - It's so intricate!
And imagine leaving all those beads out for you to just scoop up!! The audacity of those whim people!
Cheers, Denise

M12aeganT_Moe12 said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!.............................................