A co-worker asked me to make her a bracelet, similiar to one I made her back in 2004. When we went to New Orleans on our honeymoon, I visited a few shops and brought back a ton of beads. This co-worker had a friend pick her up some new beads and asked me to string them for her. As I pulled all my beading stuff out of the crawl space, I started going through what I had. I have a ton of beads. Like hundreds of them, sitting in plastic containers, with no place to go.
So, in the past two days, I have made 3 pieces. For myself, of course, but I am my own best customer. ;)
I'm a stickler for using the real thing, but I do admit, the bracelet on the left is not real turquoise. I found some pretty aqua-dyed howlite at Michaels (on sale!) so I used that. I prefer to use real semi-precious stones in my work, rather than knock-offs.
I'm playing today with Leigh at her happiness project.