Wednesday, January 28, 2009


The Inspiration:

Although the weather is still cold, the worst part of winter is now behind us, and it’s no longer unrealistic to start dreaming about spring. Here on the West Coast, truly warm weather is a little further off than we’d like.
Once the threat of snow has passed (maybe somewhere in mid-April), there’s still a few more months of chilly rain to cope with before the heat of summer has us all flocking to the beach. Those of us that mind the weather have to choose between umbrellas or cranked up thermostats.
Personally, I’d rather be dry, but I do know that once the rain starts, warm weather is on the way.

Spring Showers, London

The Beads:

To evoke the gloomy hopefulness of spring rain, I’ve used a mixture of copper-lined seed beads that includes blue, green and mauve. The washed-out looking colors are a great way to represent watery streets, trees, and memories. For clouds, a combination of baby blue Ceylon and gunmetal make up a stormy sky.

The Beadwork:

This laddered herringbone cuff uses the C/L mixture for a base, with the cloudy beads making up the bridges. I chose to make the bracelet reversible by alternating the blue and gunmetal. This way, the wearer can change the bracelet to suit their mood.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I just LOVE your blog! I've been making jewelry based on photos I have taken of interesting things. It's so cool to see other people's take on this concept!


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