color palettes. I chose the coil bracelet from week 26 of the challenge - simple and sweet.
If you’re following Inspirational Beading on Facebook, you may have caught my new Show and Tell video. I shared a quick look at some new bead colors that I picked up recently, including transparent dark topaz seed beads, and turquoise druks. I decided to give these new colors a try, and see if I could bring out some more of the Mediterranean qualities in the original design.
I added some lustered turquoise seed beads to the mix, and the combination of colors is really pretty. It’s tropical and rustic and ancient all at once. The addition of the black and brown bead loops really completes the look.
Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading
Subscribe to Inspirational Beading
Get inspired on Facebook
accessories amulet animals April's Army art ArtFire astrology astronomy autumn awards awareness bangle beach Bead Inspired Bead Shops bead spotlight bead stash Bead Trays beaded beads beading theory beads belt bezel birthstones black blog spotlight blue boho bone book spotlight bracelet Bracelet A Week branch fringe brick stitch brown bugles buttons cabochon ceramic chain maille challenge charity chevron chain christmas collar Collections color color triads conservation craft shows crafts crochet crystals cuff current events Current Faves daggers Daily Sets daisy chain Delicas Destash drops Dutch spiral earrings Egypt Egyptian Gods embellishing embroidery environment etsy exotic fair trade fantasy fashion Favorite Beads Favorite Techniques feminine fibers film findings fire polish fixtures flickr inspiration flowers food found object free form fringe geekery gemstones geography giveaway glass gold gray Greece green herringbone hex cuts history holiday home decor insects inspiration tip inspired beader Inspired by... Inspiring Links ivory knitting ladder stitch lampwork lariat leaf fringe lights literature loomwork macrame magatamas metal free metalwork mixed media mixture Mood Board MOP multi-color multi-strand music natural beads nature necklace Necklace a Day Nepal chain netting New Beads ocean ombre orange paint paper patterns pearls pendant peyote photography pink Pinspiration PMC polymer clay poster sketch purple quick inspiration rainbow RAW red resin ring Ring a Day rivoli Russian spiral scarf science shell silver soutache spiral rope spring square stitch St. Petersburg steampunk stringing stripes summer tagua The Elements thread Tilas Time Capsule tools trade beads triangle weave tribal tropical turquoise tutorial Ugly vintage Wear it Twice weather white winter WIP wire wishlist wood World Beaders yellow