Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pink Artist Drawing, Part 2...my contribution



Did you notice the button over to the side? --->
Please take a minute to visit Monica's blog to learn more about how you can contribute to a wonderful cause as well as have a chance to own some beautifully crafted items, not to mention a FANTASTIC block art quilt!



I recently completed the bracelet I'm offering up for the drawing.



The beads were generously provided by Artbeads.com
The photos above and below are progress photos of the bracelet





I took a class at my local bead shop a year or so ago and learned this 'coil' pattern. I've been having fun with close up photos



I really like these 3 colors together



The bracelet is 7 3/4 inches from end to end. In addition to the size 15/0 beads and the purple Delica's, I used a Swarovski 15 x 11 mm Crystal Golden Shadow Cosmic Oval Ring (also from Art Beads) as part of the toggle clasp.

I'm really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful items offered this round. It seems many of the stories that go with the pieces are as heart warming as the pieces are beautiful. Monica has a special way of attracting that kind of energy and spirit to her projects.

Spend a few minutes (or more) and go check it out!

6 comments:

Carol said...

This is a lovely bracelet. I signed up and have to get in gear. Finishing my Muse II entry also, but I have a week vacation next week, so I think I will spend some quiet time by the pond enjoying my frogs and beads, lol

XX, Carol

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh Grace it is BEAUTIFUL!!! (I'm running out of adjectives to describe YOUR pieces, lol)!!

I'll be posting this to our prize wheel shortly.. THANKS for everything you do to make PINK such a special project. I'd never be able to do this without you rootin' and hollerin' for us! I always said you were the BIGGEST cheerleader we have!

(psst! thanks also for updatingbutton, felt funky about changing the date at this stage of the game, but a HOUSE! Can you believe it! A house! I'll shoot you an email shortly).

xo, me :)

Dr. Denise Tucker said...

Beautiful bracelet! Thanks for your post on the Pink Artists Giveaway. I just signed up! I'm giving a copy of my Madame President mystery, very good, I think, for pink!

freebird said...

This is great. It's so simple and non-cluttered the closure becomes the focal piece even while it isn't overly decorative. Very nice piece.

GraceBeading said...

Thanks all... oh Carol, I submitted my entry to Use the Muse and forgot all about it. Better go check on the progress there. I haven't been visiting blogs and/or websites lately. Never enough time!

Pursuing Art... said...

Beautiful coiled bracelet! I like the pattern, the bead colors and the crystal ring too. It turned out lovely. Someone is going to be thrilled to win it, Grace. Nice contribution for a wonderful cause! ~Lisa ;-)

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