Today was not the usual full day in my studio as I was organizing and packing for my trip to Texas tomorrow. I was able to string the necklace for my turquoise cabochon. Originally, I wanted to have each strand directly attached to the beadwork framing the cabochon but the beads didn’t lay right when I tried it. Then I tried adding a bead in between a couple of the caramel picot beads on top. As I did that, I realized that I could peyote stitch a piece coming out of the top. Furthermore, that piece could be built up 3 rows, one for each of my necklace strands. The small oval turquoise beads were purchased at the Whole Bead show a couple of weekends ago. I brought the cab with me to the show so I could match the color of the turquoise. It’s amazing how many different colors turquoise beads can be! I’m still mulling over what to do with the clasp.
I also got a little time in on my September journal bracelet. The turquoise beads on either side of the tree spirit face were also purchased at the Whole Bead show. I love the crackle pattern in them.
I looked on the Weather.com website and saw that it will be 87 degrees down in Texas. It’s a good thing I hadn’t put my summer clothes away just yet. Be back on Sunday!
lol – welcome to the south! i thought i would pass out when i was down in alabama at my folks’ – it was still in the upper 80’s, and i got off the plane wearing knee high socks. those came off in the car! have a wonderful time…and your recent work is incredible (as always) x nina
That is a fantastic necklace! I love turquoise. It’s such a rich and glowing gift from the earth. Enjoy your trip!
Hope you have a wonderful time visiting in the south. Love what you are doing with those southwest inspired colors!
Kathy V in NM
Thanks so much Nina! After being in Texas weather for 3 days, I much prefer our changing cooler New England weather. I know that your weather in NC is similar to ours (a tad gentler, I think) with a change of seasons. It was a shocker coming out of the San Antonio airport dressed in fall clothes!
Thanks Steph! The necklace was a joy to create with those rich turquoise colors. Trip was great.
Thanks Kathy! Aside from the blazing hot, yellow dried out grass weather, we had a great trip to Texas. Yes, I think that the south is definitely inspiring me! Beautiful sunsets…
Welcome back from Texas, Karen ! I love how your necklace turned out. Your solution for attaching the cabachon was very creative, and it gives the necklace a beautiful drape.
Thanks so much Dora!