Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Freeform Netted Bracelet









Well I have been struggling with beaders block or lack of inspiration for awhile. I wanted to bead but just kept putting it off not knowing what I wanted to do. I look at a lot of blogs everyday and one of my favorites is Beverly Ash Gilbert. I love her blog, of course for the beading, but also for the amazing posts about color and the wonderful photos she posts. Beverly has a book coming out in January - which I have pre-ordered - called BEADED COLORWAYS: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes. I can't wait to get my hands on this book but in the meantime I thought I would try my hand at making a bead soup and doing a freeform netted bracelet.

This was just what the bead doctor ordered. Making the bead soup was such fun - combining different colors and types of beads - I was pretty conservative on this first one. Beading the freeform netted bracelet was the most fun I had beading in a LONG time. I also had just the right little button to use as a closure. I love the way this bracelet came out, it was a pleasure to make and I am wearing it now - this one is for me!!!!

Next I want to make a Christmas bead soup - I can see it already, reds, greens and golds - later today and then a beautiful Christmas bracelet for me to wear to some holiday parties - everyone will be so jealous!!!

Thank you Beverly for getting me back on track - I am so glad to be excited about beading again.

2 comments:

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Can you hear me whooping?! Great job, it is beautiful! But mostly, how fabulous you had fun and are back in the game!

Cyndi L said...

I adore Beverly's work! This bracelet is a wonderful testament to the power of some inspiration...gorgeous job, Jean :-)