Monday, March 23, 2009

Lightning Strike

I couldn't wait. I have a million other things to do, but I just couldn't resist working up a new version of this design (the previous one, Fractured, was featured here). I wanted to work on a "lightning" version even while I was making that first one!

I thought about using really dark blue beads for the night sky, but then I remembered some photos I took of a lightning storm at night. The flashes were incredible, and the storm went on for a long time. I had just bought my digital camera and wasn't able to figure out the best way to take the pictures using some of the camera's features, so I was relying on instinct and timing to snap these as the lightning flashed across the sky.

With those photos in mind, I opted to use these brilliant Iris Violet/Green beads for the sky and some very pale pink silver-lined beads for the lightning. I love this version of the design (Lightning at Midnight)!


I also finished the Oglala necklace I was making on Saturday, and it's already on the way to its new owner. I hope she loves it!

11 comments:

Audrey said...

Wow!! Those are amazing! I struggle to make a simple pair of earrings.

Deronda designs... said...

Oh man, I don't know which I like better. They are both awesome.

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

They're both gorgeous! I especially love the lightning strike! Wow!

Carol Dean said...

Love that lightning!

Enchanted Beads said...

Great bracelet! Very original and beautiful.

threadsofmagique said...

Wow! That lightening strike piece is incredible

tstreasures said...

Perfect name "Lightening At Midnight" for a stunning bracelet!

Deb DiSalvo said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You rock!
Cheers,
Deb:)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love them both.

Hot Rocks said...

Love the lightning bracelet! What a fabulous inspiration.

Now...Go do what you love...bye bye!!! said...

I love your bead work. The lightning bracelet...how amazing is that? It sooo reflects the picture you were using for inspiration...and your Ogalala....I have been trying to find out how to do that stitch for some time. You are absolutely amazing at your work.
I have only been doing this for 1 year now...but hope to some day be as great at this as you are!
Thank you for sharing your work!!

Christine T

http://BeadedIndulgences.etsy.com