Sunday, July 15, 2012
Tilas and Twins and Thursdays - Oh, My!
What do you get when you give a beader some new (to her) styles of beads and sequester her in the woods for a week?
Yeah, yeah, it sounds like the setup for a bad joke.
Somewhat like last summer's muffin tin challenge, before a week's vacation in the mountains, I packed a limited selection of beads, pushing myself to find different ways to use the same basic materials. On Thursday of the week, I played with tilas and twin beads, and came up with several different things that made me happy, but the final product that I'm most pleased with is this bracelet:
The clasp was a particular challenge -- I could have made the toggle out of bronze seed beads, but hadn't packed enough (insert favorite mild oath here), so I did a "what if" with the twin beads, which seems to have worked out okay.
So what did you last create out of materials that were new to you?