So I went out for a stroll yesterday down to a little park on Lake Michigan that's near my place. It's always a little colder next to the lake than it is a few blocks away, so there was snow on the sand, and large shards of ice being pushed up to the shoreline by the waves of the thawing lake.
|Those are thin sheets of ice, each about the size of a poster board, piling up on the |
shoreline as the lake melts
and the waves push the surface ice to land
A week or so, when the snow was still deep on the ground, I finished this bracelet, and to me it just screams "spring!!!!" It's a pattern that came from just sitting and playing with the beads. With the recent thaw, it seems right to show it now.
You'll see it's kind of the next step in the patterns I developed here as part of one of the Time To Stitch challenges. I was having ninety-three kinds of fits trying to figure out an appropriate clasp, but I found the cute little citrine colored mushroom-shaped beads, and ta da!
Here's a little video I shot on my phone at the lake. Ignore the sounds of the people who were behind me and enjoy the gentle sound of the waves under the surface of the ice, whispering the promise of warmer days. (That is, if the video works -- it's behaving very strangely for me....)