Nothing like a little sparkle to brighten up what is turning out to be a long winter. Even down here in Florida we have had our share of very cold days and a lot of rain. I have missed the sunshine! What is a good way to wash away the winter blues? A blog hop of course!! Lisa over at A Grateful Artist is hosting a blog hop this Feb. 22nd. Make sure to check back here on that day to see what I create and to visit the blogs of all the other wonderful artists who have joined in.
So what is on my work table today? All the wonderful beads I received from Lisa. There is a lot of inspiration here. The color palettes are purples, clear, amethyst, black and silver. It makes me think of a winter night when everything is quiet. When you look up into the sky, you see the sparkle of all the stars. I will be using that as my motivation for my designs.
This is the large focal I received. Isn't the sparkle on the bird's wings just wonderful? I can't wait to see it take flight on a necklace.
Here are a few more shots of the other beads in the packet:
So much sparkle!
I love these silver mirror ball beads!!!
You can't see it, but the square bead on the right sparkles.
There are a lot of wonderful beads here and even though I am allowed to add beads from my own stash, I don't think I will need to do much of that. Just in the little bit of time I have had them on my work space, I can already see a great necklace, pair of earrings and a bracelet in this collection. What a fun way to make winter sparkle! Make sure to check back here on the 22nd to see what I create and to hop along to the other posts for the event.