Monday, March 21, 2011

"Spring is Around The Corner"

"Spring is Around the Corner" is the theme of April's Etsy Beadweavers Street Team challenge. I'm currently enjoying an early Spring here in North Carolina, so I decided to participate in the challenge.

This theme would also enable me to fulfill my New Year's resolution: use up beads I already own - in this case, pale pink seed beads and carved flower beads. I'd bought the seed beads in an effort to fill out my stock of color choices, but I very rarely work in pink. As a result, these beads have been taking up space in a drawer for years.

I made a right angle weave amulet bag with a profusion of flower and leaf beads. To finish it, I indulged my new love of fringe.

Wow. Apparently competition is good for me! This pretty amulet bag is listed for sale in my etsy shop.

To read more about the challenge, please visit the team blog.

copyright 2010 Shibori Girl


Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Kate,

I love this amulet, it's stunning!

~ Gabriela ~

Snap said...


perhaps you should work in pink again!!!!


roseworksjewelry said...

Very pretty! I too have been trying to figure out how to use stuff from my stash whenever possible lately!

Fete et Fleur said...

Yes, I would say it is very good for you. OM Gosh!!! It's just stunning Kate.

Happy Spring!

Peregrine Beader said...

What a beauty! Love the pink and all that glorious fringe!

rochambeau said...

Ooh la la!!!
Dear Kate,
Another masterpiece!


lori vliegen said...

wow, kate!! you've been keeping your beading fingers quite busy!! this bag is absolutely gor-geous, gal......i would love to hear all of that fringe jingle together as it moves. i just love that sound! and i hope you're going to make a beautiful box for it, using some more of that fabulous marble-man-paper!! xox

Rhonda Roo said...

it looks like an in the pink springtime magic floral waterfall extravaganza!

nothing ordinary about anything you've done- but this an that last piece go beyond the gift of courage-it's the gift of jaw dropping awe inspiring WOWSAS.


Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

It's beautiful Kate, and I really admire your decision to use up beads from your stash. I should do that myself.

EADotCom said...

Fantastic. What colours and how lovely when put together!