Saturday, May 30, 2015

Whats on My Bench

In this week's Whats on My Bench, we give a warm welcome to Michele of malves1009, as she reveals what she's been working on this week...

Instead of "What’s on My Bench" this is more like an episode of "What’s on My Dining Room Table"! I bought these beads back in March, and they have sat on my dining room table since then. I was inspired by their color, but didn't know what to do with them. All I knew was that I wanted to make something with a tassel, but not another bracelet...



The color I'm usually drawn to is purple, but this year I'm really in love with this blue-green color. One morning recently, I sat and said to myself "this has to be done today!", so I started to put the beads in an order. I like the rosary link look, but if I use just beads it will be very heavy to wear.



So, I divided it up and added chain - I've had those flower links forever, and thought they would be a nice accent for the tassel. After I put it all together I'm very pleased with the outcome, and I even had a few beads leftover to make matching earrings. I hope you like it too!

Thank you Michele - your necklace and earrings are gorgeous! Until next week!

Val

17 comments :

Jean Sandell said...

Lovely!

jemsbyjb said...

This turned out beutifully Michele. Sometimes you need to wait for just the right time and the ideas come to you. Pretty!

Keystring said...

Beautiful creations! You just needed time for the inspiration to hit you!

Michele said...

Thanks so much Val!!!! Post looks great!!!!!

SatinDollCo said...

I love it. It might of took you a while to get it done but you got it done and they're beautiful.

Mollie Ann said...

Beautiful beads, Michele, and I love the way you've used them in the necklace and earrings too!

Ida said...

Love seeing the before and after! Lovely work, Michele!

LoveStoneArts said...

What a beautiful design, Michele. Guess it is best to live with our pretties for a while and give inspiration time to percolate!!

Tracy said...

Love how this turned out! Great summer look!

SendingLoveGallery said...

What a pretty necklace Michele! Fun to see how it came about!

Beadsme said...

I love the colour too Michele. Beautiful design.

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness! This is just gorgeous. I love everything about it.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Wow Michele, you've created some gorgeous designs with what was on your bench! Very inspiring, I love it!

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

I love what you've created, Michele! Very beautiful!!

WanderingJewel said...

Great pieces!

Jet Central said...

What a beautiful piece, Michele, well done!

Erika Price said...

Gorgeous bead colours, and a lovely creation Michele! You didn't mention what YEAR you bought your beads - embarrassingly, I have some on my bench that have lurked for 3 or 4 years, or more!!!!!