I really need to get a beach fix! I do love this time of year in Nebraska when all the hills are greening up and the trees are filling out, but it's still not warm enough to suit me yet. I'm dreaming of this:
I pulled beads and cord a month ago and turns out that must have been what was in my head! Look:
This palette has inspired a bunch of new pieces (you can see them here and here and here if you missed them) like these:
I played a bit with the starfish theme and sprinkled them down the center of a cuff (made from my Marquise design, online class available here):
Then I decided I needed to try these colors out in the Leaves pattern, which was a lot of fun.
That led to the Falling Leaves thing (leaves, leaves....), and it turns out if you use turquoise and tan you get a very summery version of the bracelet, especially with a starfish bead attached!
The whole time I was making these macrame bracelets, I was trying to come up with an idea for a necklace in this color palette.
I started playing around with a brass ring, adding chevrons of color. I intended to hang one of the howlite starfish beads to the ring as the pendant, but it just didn't have enough impact. I went back to the pile of beads I'd originally pulled and it turns out the answer had been right there all along!
The starfish pendant is from Summer Wind Art and I can't believe how perfectly it goes with the rest of the necklace. My subconscious must have been working overtime on this one.