Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Year long project: Bead #4

This post is a day early, but it is appropriate since we are expecting 8 or so inches of snow! If you haven't seen my  "Inspired by the Spice of Life"  post, please check it out so this post makes sense.

Bead #4: The "Hopefully its gonna be Springtime soon" bead, it is so cheerful and pastel, to ward away more winter. I used DB 247 & 249 to make this one.

Here are the previous beads. Next time I will hopefully have a photo of the actual beads to share. 
Bead #1 (1/15)            Bead #2 (2/29)      Bead #3 Superbowl XLIX bead (2/12)
  


My remaining deadlines are:
Winter dates: 
3/12

Spring dates: (7 beads)
3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

21 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Monday, February 16, 2015

A love affair with NEON


I choose neon colors because I love them. Maybe its nostalgia for the 80's or my love of things that "glow" under a blacklight (90's nostalgia?) I love them. Bring on the NEON!


    


I also love it when something I love to work with is "in style." I don't strive for this, but when it happens it is so much fun! If you haven't read my "Advice for novice beaders" post I say "Don't buy what you think is popular, because everything is a trend" It should also say "when a trend is also something you love, and it doesn't happen very often, be happy to announce that you are not alone with the love of the trend!

To heed my own advice: I love neons, and I am not alone!!!

 CNN has an article about how neon is taking over in sports. If you watched the Superbowl you saw the green the Seahawks wear!

     Elle Magazine have neons (and bold color combinations) as as huge trend, even in formal wear!

One more:
      

Vogue has an entire collection of "Neon Lights" featuring "touches" of neon.

I hope neon stays around for many years and people get over the fear of such bright colors, I am not suggesting we all wear construction cone orange shirts, but a little neon is a good thing!

Here are a few more of my neon creations. Some of them can be purchased in my Etsy shop.




Thanks for reading! I hope my love of neon inspires somebody to embrace their love too!

-Beth




Thursday, February 12, 2015

Year long project: Bead #3

If you haven't seen my  "Inspired by the Spice of Life"  post, please check it out, if you have here are the bead patterns so far, including Bead #3 (2/12).

Bead #1 (1/15)            Bead #2 (2/29)   

Bead #3 (2/12) Instead of an homage to Valentines day this bead is an homage to the SuperBowl. Since neither of my teams were in it,  I designed a XLIX Superbowl themed bead featuring the team colors of the winner. Congrats to the Patriots. Colors used DB 165, DB 200, & DB 159.
              


My remaining deadlines are:
Winter dates: 
2/26, 3/12

Spring dates: (7 beads)
3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

22 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth