The Bead Hive in Coopersburg. This is the former location of My Father's Beads. I am going to be teaching there and I wanted to refresh my memory on directions to the place before my first class in September.
While there and perusing all the lovely beads that they have, I came across some 1.8 mm cube beads. It is a bead that I haven't worked with and thought there was a lot of potential there. This project is the first one that I finished. Crystal Rhapsody has a raised edge on both sides that forms the perfect channel for the 6 mm crystals that float down the center. Of course I rarely make just one of anything anymore so I sat down last week to play with another set of the cubes that I bought. This time I used a darker blue bead and alternated the fire polish crystals in the center of the bracelet. (It's all Cindy Wimmer's fault that now I am playing with black and gray beads!! I am sure there is a beaded necklace and bracelet coming in those colors! hehe)
As I finished it up it just seemed to need something!
So I tightened the center by pulling the sides in with seeds and adding a sweet little edging along the sides. It worked out perfect! Both bracelets have a very substantial weighty feel to them when worn.
School is back in session and we are in full swing with soccer season. I will leave you with a couple of pics of my boys getting into the swing of things! Needless to say I am proud of them both!
Have a great day!! ~Nancy