Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for Beaded Bracelet

Today's letter is "B" (I'm already starting to feel a little Sesame Street vibe with the A-Z challenge!) My theme was an easy one because today is the Margie & Me color challenge reveal and I made a beaded bracelet.

I only used one color palette this time around. I really enjoyed it - yellow and all. Van Gogh has always been a favorite of mine and I was drooling over this painting.

I realized upon further inspection that I had quite a few yellow beads. And as I gathered all my colors together, I knew a free form weaving project was in order!

At first I thought I was going to make a necklace, but I kept pulling the long strand in half and realized that it was a bracelet waiting to be made!

Thanks to Marcie who graciously hosts these great challenges. I am inspired to head out to the bookstore today and pick up a book of Van Gogh prints today for more study in color!

17 comments:

  1. Your free form bead weaving is my FAVORITE of your many beading techniques - and THIS? THIS is AMAZING!!!!!! The colors are DIRECTLY out of the painting!!!!! I. Am. Blown. AWAY!!!!!

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  2. Oooh..I love it! Your bracelet captures Van Gogh's colors as well as the great brush strokes and texture! Lovely!

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  3. I love Van Gogh! And that bracelet! What a creative idea to incorporate the two. Well done!

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  4. Any chance you could take off your word verification? You'll probably get more comments. You can do this by going under your settings and clicking on NO to word verification. :)

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  5. Wow. What a great bracelet! It really looks just like the painting. Wonderful job Amy!

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  6. You really rocked this one, girl! Your colors are spot on, and who was afraid of yellow? Not you! Really, really beautiful bracelet.

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  7. Fantastic inspiration and gorgeous result!

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  8. Just a perfect match to the painting! I never seem to have much in the way of yellow, you really made it work :)

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  9. what a great bracelet! I love the way the colors mimic the freeflow colors of the painting. Blessings, Joanne

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  10. "ooo, pretty beads!" gus gus. i like the van gogh connection and the bracelet turned out very nice! happy b day!

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  11. ANother beader on the A-Z challenge!!
    Love the colors of the bracelet!

    Sig

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  12. Another A-Z challenge beader! Yay!

    I love the colors in the bracelet--a perfect match to the painting! Stunning!

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  13. I can completely understand your desire to be number 1000 in the blogging challenge!! congratulations!

    I love how you've used the Van Gogh as inspiration for your beading, absolutely beautiful. If I beaded, I think I'd be envious.

    Sue@JumpingAground

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  14. Oh WOW that color combo is amazing! I love your bracelet....just gorgeous!

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  15. Inspired by the painting you have created a beautiful piece.There is so much to learn ...from the colors of spring to the fresh farm to the painting incitations everywhere.Anniversary gift ideas

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  16. Hello,
    you have used the same colors as in the
    van Gogh painting. The design of the bracelet is amazing!
    With best greetings and wishes from Austria:
    Uli

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