Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birds of Paradise

This is a little bit of whimsical beadwork the at I'll be teaching on next weeks Bead Cruise. It turns out to be the most popular of the three classes, who knew? It is a nice doable little bit of beadwork, with the ndebele tube creating the bail which is suspended from a ball chain. I predict many finished pieces being worn, which is always nice for a seed bead project.

Now to predict the favorite colorway......

Silver and Copper?
Black and Purple, love that cyclamen opal crystal sequin....

Or with it be a more Caribbean lime and teal?

Let me know you're favorite and I'll report back on the choice the cruisers make.

I'm continuing on with preparations, pulling out bathing suits, beach hats, suntan lotion and the like....This is not my usual bead outing and requires slightly different prep work.

I've reserved Friday as a play day being the 28th anniversary of our first date I prefer not to be working. We have a date to have hair done by daughter Casey followed by a lunch out and a hopefully relaxing evening.

17 comments:

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Very pretty!!!!!!!!! I like the caribbean lime and teal!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I vote for the silver and copper. Gorgeous!
Jeanette from Blue Bell, Pa.

cjvierow said...

I like the black and purple! (One for each so far) CJ

Work Of Our Hands said...

copper silver for me:)

Beadorigami said...

Hmm... They're all great color palettes, but I think I'll have to go with copper and silver.

beadologist said...

Beautiful, Marcia. I'll take one of each. But if I have to pick, I think I like the carribean lime and teal.

Anonymous said...

Silver and copper is my favorite!
Going to one of your favorite places next Friday, The Netherlands!! Visit my mom.
Gabriella

Mosolyrend Évi :) said...

Bravo!

Mandi said...

Black and purple for me :)

Try-to-be-better said...

Oh the first one would be absolutely mine ;-))

Patty said...

Rockin' designs! I wish I were going cruising with you... Also, this is a very cool use for the one bead weaving element (Ndebele tube) that I have learned. Awesome!

coolmoon said...

Lime and teal. Anything with a LIME, actually....:0)

Perlenträumerei said...

Ich finde die Kupfer mit Silber
sehr schön. Ja, die gefällt mir sehr gut.
LG soschoen

LoriF said...

ahh, tough choices, but I'm a dyed-in-the-bead turquoise and teal girl myself!
Really like the silver and copper also.

colorforbeadartists.com said...

Olive & teal! Have a blast on the cruise!

Anonymous said...

Since you will be cruising in the subtropics, it would be tempting to go with the teal and lime, but the copper and teal is my favorite. Have a great time.

Sian Nolan said...

Silver and Copper for me!!