Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits - Green

I had a wonderful mini-vacation last week, which included the new Harry Potter movie and was topped off with a splendid dinner with my husband and daughter, and the play Wicked at the Orpheum in San Francisco. Besides that I got a lot of rest and reading in.

Now it's back to the usual stuff and I'll be blogging daily again.

First off, I got some great news via Twitter - the Soft Flex company ran a Trios giveaway and I was one of the winners! Sara, at the SoftFlexGirl blog also posted about it on Saturday, but I just found out today. And to complete the circle of synchronicity - Sara went to see Wicked for her birthday, too!

With having just seen Wicked, and having recently finished reading a fabulous book titled, Green, by Jay Lake, I was definitely feeling the urge to make something green.

So, I started by getting out my Renewal Trio to make a bracelet with all three colors (Green Emerald, Chrysoprase and Peridot), plus carved aventurine flowers (from my trip to Beads & Baubles in Berkeley), faceted prehnite ovals and briolettes (Fire Mountain), chrysoprase Druk beads (Artbeads) and small, green, Czech glass disk beads (Rings & Things). I added silver crimp covers over the crimps (#2 Beadalon silver plated crimp tubes) and another crimp cover around the three strands between the first beads and the clasp.

Then I went a bit nuts.

Now I'm trying to figure out how I can make this a necklace instead...

(Additional beads added: round aventurine beads, iridescent green glass beads from one of The Beadin' Path's bead of the month selections, green Czech pressed glass flower beads, more Czech glass disks and really tiny faceted light green Czech glass rondells.)

See you tomorrow!

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Blogger Softflexgirl said...

AWESOME. I posted from my blog too! :)

July 29, 2009 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you! It was fun using all three colors in the Trio!

July 29, 2009 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Welcome back!! What a fun time!! Interesting that you, Tish and I were all on vacation last week :)

Are you planning to see Harry Potter in Imax 3d this week? Came out today I think.

I just had to tell you how much I love seeing these words - I went a little nuts - when designers describe their jewelry. I just know I will love it! Just great, love the combination of all the pieces and definitely cool as a necklace or bracelet!

July 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Hi Lisa! My husband, daughter and I saw HP on a regular screen last week. I wasn't that thrilled with it to be honest - hope the next 2 are better since they're the last.

Thank you for your kind words about the Green piece - 'going nuts' was the only way to explain how I got from a simple bracelet to what I finished (maybe!) up with. :-D

July 29, 2009 at 8:22 PM  

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