Either way, a very melon-colored necklace. All the bright colors of fresh fruit.
Still using tile/tila beads, this time with some great chartreuse seeds and bi-colored crystals.
The curves remind me of melon slices, sweet and refreshing!
I had picked up some clear tile/tila beads when they were first announced a couple years back, and was never really smitten with them. All the designs I saw made from them seemed complicated for the sake of being complicated. Complicated I can do quite well without fancy two-hole beads, thank you very much.
Then I thought what if I were to use the tile/tila beads as a joining point? A slew of colors were auditioned, but it wasn’t until I started stitching I was sure the bi-colored crystals and metallic magenta seeds would work. I’m not a big fan of pink, so was concerned this would look too sweet. It doesn’t.
Can’t you just see Madeline Khan wearing this as she dances to “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from “Young Frankenstein”? Top Hat. Tuxedo Tails. Tap shoes.
I was also asked if I ever made jewelry that would be suitable for men. This is my attempt at both – different colors and (possibly? hopefully?) a more masculine feel. I’m not sure if this bracelet is a success on those fronts or not. What do you think?
Supply-wise, this bracelet is all over the map. There are 6°, 8°, and 11° seeds, 11° cylinder beads, as well as some of the new tile or tila two-hole beads. The two-hole beads are at the ends, starting and stopping. They give a substantial feel to the clasp too, which is nice.
The backsplash and range hood are done too! Actually, these have been done for a while, but were not photographed until recently.
So far, none of the cats has dared to walk on the range hood glass. When we had the temporary hood, which was all metal, they took great delight in trotting all over it – a regular kitty expressway between the cabinet tops.
Yes, that is a purple toaster tucked into the corner. While the overall kitchen is blue, grey, black and white, the accoutrements are quite colorful.
There’s a yellow tea kettle, a red coffee maker and a bright green coffee grinder. Kitchens should be bright and cheery! They are the heart of a home, after all.