Monday, March 08, 2010
I have finished the bracelet I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. I sure had fun with it. I have now cleared my bead table in happy anticipation for the arrival of the latest BFAC kit.
Here is the back for anyone that is interested. The line you see is a mistake in working on the sizing, but that's the beauty of being able to turn it over and start anew - no one sees the back once it's all done.
In finishing up the bracelet, I did find I had just enough black Ultrasuede for the backing. For a little extra stability, I decided to add poster board between the beaded piece and the Ultrasuede. It's a little stiff at first, but breaks in after wearing it a few times and becomes quite soft.
Here it is laid out flat
And the back
And I took shots of it from every angle - so, there's LOTS of photos and each are clickable for a larger view.
I'm not where I picked up the black glass squares, but I sure do like them!
Also included are some of my treasured vintage purple sequins.
A few 4mm Swarovski bicones for that extra bit of sparkle.
And 2 - 8 mm Jet Swarovski Margaritas
The final touch - a vintage black glass button for the clasp
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman