Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rachel Nelson-Smith



I never thought that I would actually make this bracelet, but by adapting the pattern for me, I really like it. Of course, they aren't in the "in your face" colours that Rachel loves and uses, but more toned down for Liz (like some of my orange and green colours are toned down, right?). The flat bracelet is using the new permanent finish Toho beads - using them in a bracelet is the perfect place to see if they will keep their colours.
Next? Working on part of my round robin project with members of my bead guild. Diane's piece is at my house now. And I need to finish a swap piece for Diane - she's making me a felted bag, and I am making her a Marcia DeCoster "Etruscan" necklace. Then I need to complete my October Bead Journal piece - it's about 1/2 done, but was put aside for the above projects.
Housework? I need to do housework?

Oct 15 p.s. I've worn the permanent finish bracelet for three days, 9 hours a day, in an office setting. The colours have not changed.

5 comments:

abeadlady said...

Liz! What was that dirty word you just used? Shame. Don't you know beaders are not required to do that? (I wish!)
I really like your version of that bracelet. Be sure to let us know about the finish on those beads.
Sounds like you have as much on your plate as I do this year. I'm only thankful I don't have to work too.
Arline

The bad Liz said...

Arline - do you mean the "H" word? Yes, I used it, but that doesn't mean that I did it.

I'm wearing the bracelet today. I know that the other beads that weren't advertised at permanent wore off while I was working on it, but let's see if these beads stand up to a busy day at the office.

abeadlady said...

How did the beads work out? Did they fade on you?

I have tagged you for a meme. See the details on my blog.

Arline

The bad Liz said...

The permanent finish has lasted over a week now! I have wore the bracelet to work ever day last week and over the weekend. The finish on former galvanized beads had wore off before I was finished making the project.....so this is a good thing.

Another meme? Oh dear - does anyone want to know that much about me?

rachelnelsonsmith said...

You rock.