Monday, July 12, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Something Blue!

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The challenge today at Mixed Media Monday is Something Blue! Here is a blue necklace i just made - perfect timing....!! I wanted to use all the new beads i just bought - i had planned to save them for my vacation - what nicer pastime than to sit by the lake/pool/tv this summer and make jewelry.  But i could not wait!!  I strung the assortment of blue and silver chunky beads on natural leather cording.  It is about 24" long. I just loved mixing and matching the beads - that took longer than actually making it.

I decided last weekend to go to Michaels and buy a bunch of beads and beading supplies - they were having a 30% off sale on some of their lines.  I focused on glass beads in either blues and greens or pink and white. (the colours i wear most often) But also threw in some asian inspired reds.
I also got a few interesting chains and metal findings. I especially like the mod look with big rings and hoops.
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I also made this pink and lavender necklace -using wire cording. I made sure all those little chipped glass beads were strung in order - pink, lavender, yellow.  Pink lavender, yellow.  How tedious!  But it turned out really pretty.  I thought i would go blind looking for the little holes.  I think i'll stick to larger beads from now on!


Please be sure to check out Mixed Media Monday comments section for links to all the wonderfully creative blogs - this week featuring BLUE! 

16 comments:

Nan said...

This is very pretty! I love beads and try to ignore them when I am at the craft store because I think I would have a HUGE collection if I let myself!

Limar said...

Love those necklaces! :)

Lori Saul said...

Wow what wonderful necklaces - the blue one is perfect for this theme! You look like a very organized and creative jewelry artist.Beautiful work!

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Diane said...

Beautiful, Diane! Diane

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人並不是生來要吃敗仗的。人可被毀滅,但不可被擊倒。..................................................................