If you've been following along, you know I've been working with some raku pieces from Star Spirit Studio and playing with the beads and cord from this big pile:
I had a customer call dibs on the horse piece in the upper right part of this photo - before I'd even had a chance to make something with it! I asked her what colors she preferred and she indicated that the harvest gold and avocado green color schemes from the 70's sent her running and screaming and that she much preferred cool colors. Well, alrighty, then. I can do cool.
I used two the two blue cord colors and the maroon for some contrast, then stuck with beads that had an iris coating (both matte and shiny) to keep the bead color from taking away from the focal. I LOVE the result. So much, in fact, that I made another bracelet in the same cord and beads.
And I still don't have these colors worked out of my system! I'm working on another piece and I'll be back to show you it when it's finished. Meanwhile, you can check out the other pieces I made from the raku palette here and here. And if you're interested in making something like this for yourself, both of these bracelets are made using the pattern I demonstrate in this CraftArtEdu.com Micro Macrame Bracelet Watch class.