Sparkly-shinies for your wristicles!
The blue really hits you first, that luscious indigo/cobalt/color of dark sky not-quite-black. And then then the little purples and greens are definitely there when you start inspecting it. Which is, basically, impossible to show in 10 pictures, let alone 20, but I tried. Lighting matters, obviously. I had all these beads and I wanted to use them. So I did. Exciting stuff, this. It was just really nice to have no plans and come out of a two day project which should probably not have been a two day project *cough* with... well, sparkly.
Plus I was trying something a little different with the end pieces there. Success! More of this style might pop up in the near-ish future.
Actual information about all of this: Chick-fil-A’s many controversies, explained.
Apparently I... needed some color. A lot of color. I'd picked up these beads because they were shimmery on top of being just shiny, and picked up the light to give off a bit of a glow effect depending on the angles, so how could I resist? Apparently I couldn't resist the extra silver "scale" bits or the round glass "hematite" beads, either. Then I threw in the rest of what I had left of this imitation rhodium-plated steel chain because additional shiny and... here we are.
Unsurprisingly, I enjoy it a lot. I just can't look at it in bright lighting for very long. There were some pauses between photos.
I'd had these little black labradorite beads hanging around for a while, picked up from one place or another because black labradorite. I bought the tiny pewter skull beads on a whim, because who wouldn't? The rest just sort of... fell into place when I was looking for something "simple" to accomplish. I think it worked out quite well myself. Subtle... to a point.
And so, as is tradition, I had to make something beaded for Desert Bus 10, and I jumped on the chance to use this phrase. It also fits perfectly on a bracelet that's about 7.5 inches long, and that clasp was being discontinued so of course it fit the rest of the color scheme perfectly.
Sold at Desert Bus 10 for $360! Thank you for your generosity CanadianGirlFNC!
Across the Great Divide. A reminder of where you’ve come from, and where you’re going to. Now you can focus on the journey.
Everyone who has ever teased me about my dragon-like hoard of shinies, or my general inability to leave a craft store without getting at least one little interesting thing, take note: when I’m looking for a random “palette cleansing project”, all I have to do is run my hands through my shiny pile and I’ve got everything I need.