Do you remember when I told you about the new feature Shelley Graham Turner of Tori Sophia
is doing? Play Date Artist? Remember? Okay, if you don't remember you get two demerits and have to stand in the corner, or if you don't want to do that, you could check out that post here. I'll give you the short version for good measure: Shelley calls herself a weirdo, but she's an incredibly talented, fun loving and generous artist. She sent one of her handmade polymer clay buttons along with some matching beads (see photo above) and kept a set of the same beads for herself. We both make something from this collection and unveil what we make on a certain date, which just happens to be today. End of recap.
I decided to try to use as many of the beads Shelley sent as possible, so I went with a multi-strand bracelet. I love the colors in her button focal - they range from coppery oranges to a plumy purple color. I went though my stash and found some wooden beads with great markings and the right colors and used them to string one strand of the bracelet. I knotted another strand in a simple square knot pattern using ginger colored cord and the seed beads from Shelley's stash. For the last strand, I used all the other beads and the copper links and added a few of my own copper bead caps, too. I even added one of the pretty leaves on the end of the extender chain.
I hope you will stop by Shelley's blog at Fabric of My Life and see what she made - that's where I'm headed!