Friday, June 13, 2008

I've become obsessed with taking one beadweaving design and executing it in different colors just to see what will happen. This newest cuff, aptly named Fruit Cocktail, is a case in point. I took my original design, the one used in The Foxxy Cleopatra Cuff that I entered into the Etsy BeadWeavers 'Anything Goes' challenge (BTW, go vote!) and created a slightly narrower cuff using some delicious fruity colors: tangerine, lemonade, cherry, and aqua. Seriously, those are the names of the bead colors! I can't decide whether I like this one better or the original one in the pinks, brown, and black.



And while I was beadweaving away (well, okay, I do other stuff sometimes too), Ileana (enchantedbeads) featured my Passion for Purple beadwoven necklace/pendant in this treasury filled to the brim with pinks and purples, with just a touch of blue.
Ileana makes wonderful beadwoven brooches, but she also has other fabulous things in her Etsy shop. Check out this necklace!
And Carol Dean (Sandfibers) included my Foxxy Cleopatra Cuff in this treasury she created with some of the entries into this month's Etsy BeadWeavers challenge.


Carol Dean is a beadweaver extraordinaire, with an entire portfolio of original designs (she's regularly published in Step-by-Step Beads). It just seems like she has an endless capacity for design. One of her newest creations is this beautiful Mixed Metals triangle pendant. Don't you just love the subtle blending of colors?!

By the way, Carol Dean is offering up one of her original beadwoven bracelets in a drawing this month... Check out her blog. You can be eligible to win a beautiful purple bracelet just by voting in the Etsy BeadWeavers challenge and then leaving Carol Dean a comment on her blog! (Of course, I've already entered my comment, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the random number generator comes up with lucky number 11.)

11 comments:

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Wonderful cuff. Love the colors. Also, congratulations on the treasury appearances.

Marlaine said...

I love this new colour combination! It's so JUICY!

Melody said...

I'm right there with you on the color changes, it's so much FUN! I love both versions of this bracelet.

Harmony said...

Hi Marylou,

How long does it typically take for you to complete a cuff like that one?

Kerrie said...

Mmm - mmm! I love that Fruit Cocktail cuff MaryLou - really fabulously fruity colour combination :)

Adina said...

I LOVE that cuff! It is beautiful - and and it really does make me want a nice cold fruity drink. :-) I would say that makes it the perfect summer bracelet!

ClinkscalesArts said...

Wow MaryLou - your Fruit Cocktail cuff is so....refreshing!!! :D I love the colors!

matei hutopila said...

i like the colours you use and your simple, chic, style :) keep on the good work!

Julie said...

I absolutely love the colors in this fruit cocktail bracelet - so summery and bright!

triz said...

I so LOVE the colours of that cuff!!!! they're amazing!

Carol Dean said...

You're so sweet! Thank you ;o