Since I love the color purple, this should be easy, right? Well, I have these beautiful magenta purple delicas that I just love, but I have a really hard time getting them to play nice with other beads. So I immediately decided I wanted to use them, since it is a challenge! Did I mention there were only two weeks to accomplish this? And that I had 6 other commitments in that two weeks? Oh heavens, I was sweating bullets to get this done. It's not a complicated pattern, but I am enormously pleased with the outcome. I love making difficult, elaborate items, but I tend to wear my more simple, clean lined pieces most frequently. I feel confident that this will be one of those pieces.
I started with a purple and yellow theme, which I love the contrast of those two colors. However, I had done that a few months ago for a Margie and Me challenge, so I wanted to head in a different direction. I wanted the purple to shine, but not overwhelm. Thus I went to my trusty color wheel, and found this triumvirate of purple, blue, and tigereye brown.
I am very excited about the new camera I just got (also in that two week time period), but I don't know all the ins and outs of it yet, therefore I can't find the macro setting!
Thanks Amy for this wonderful challenge! Please go visit the other participants to see their lovelies!!
Tune in tomorrow, and I'll introduce you to my Bead Soup partner! You really don't want to miss that! Blessings, Shirley
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