December 30, 2014

Finishing the Year in Living Color

This month's beading challenge was fairly open-ended… use one of the color palettes at

Sounds easy enough, but I struggled with it.  I wanted to use these purplish fire-polished beads I bought recently. And of course it has to be made with only existing "stash." So I pulled a lot of beads and went back-and-forth a lot between these similar palettes:

It came to the point where I couldn't see straight, so I set it all aside for awhile. 
Eventually I came back and chose this old favorite:

After that, the beads pretty much took over, and this is what emerged:
It's a flat-spiral necklace, with a matching bracelet that doubles as an extender. This concludes December 2014 for me.
Happy New Year to all!