Monday, April 09, 2007

An Obsession

has taken over my viewpoint here lately.

I love Blue & White...as in dishes...as in linens...as in just about anything...and I do not think this deep and abiding fondness for Blue & White is doing anything but getting worse!

But I've never really had a lot of Blue & White going on in my decorating...I think I always thought Blue & White belonged with the crisp & cleaner jewel tones or soft spring colours...

That is about to Change....I've discovered that I love Blue & White with all of my Autumn Decorating Colours...

Blue & White with Deep Oranges...fabulous

Blue & White with Yellow-Tans...lovely

Blue & White with Olive Greens...that's right...Dynamite

But I not only am beginning to gather more Blue & White for the House, I'ma gathering it for Decking Myself, too...

Weekend before last, one of my SILs and I visited the local university's plant sale...and one of the ladies checking us and our ridiculously large plant purchases out was dressed all in Blue & White! and sported several gorgeous Blue & White ceramic bead bracelets piled on one wrist...

Yes, I drooled...and no, she didn't share where those wonderful beads came from...


I looked on e-bay, surfed the net ,finding only 1 bracelet that seemed sorta close to hers...but I didn't love it enough to shell out $10 plus shipping...'cause I'm cheap like that...and because I wanted at least 3 of them...

So I took myself to the local Big Box store & bought these

(there are lots of more of them, but these are the ones I dumped out of their little packets...'cause I get impatient like that)

and made myself a bracelet...with lots more beads leftover to make more bracelets...

I'd appreciate it greatly if ya'll ignore the pasty dry skin in my photograph...let's just say I'm not religious about moisturizing my skin...

I'm pretty sure I didn't do the end pieces like a bead-savvy person would do them (that would be why there is no photograph of pasty skin with bracelet clasp), but they work...but I think when I get back from San Francisco, I'll check a bead book out of the library and learn the proper way to put one's clasps onto the bracelet..

4 comments:

Me said...

I'm not religious about lotion either!! Good for you DIY is always the way to go in my opinion...

Mrs. G said...

Thanks, ME :)

You're pretty good in the crafting department yourself :)

Cathy said...

Love the bracelet! You did good!

Lallee said...

Very nice! I've made maybe 3 bracelets~this makes me want to get the beads back out ;-)

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