Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tackling it!

I am tackling my bead stash!

As a new follower of Tackle That Bead Stash, I decided to tackle their July moodboard theme.

In my last post, I wrote about those ohmygodsandoverlords gorgeous friendship bracelets? Remember? And I wrote that I had never finished one? Because they take too long? You remember all that? You're awesome :)


I drew heavy inspiration from those bracelets (which are a teenage mutant ninja mutant version of a fairly simple xoxo pattern) and then ran to my bead stash and picked colors.

I then sat down to bead, you know because that's so much quicker than tying a knot :)

And out popped this.

It didn't pop, more of a very slow oozing.

I have used Delicas in Black, matte transparent dark grey, matte transparent light grey, silverlined ruby red, silverlined orange-y red, silverlined orange that is slightly greasy-not quite glossy, not quite matte, and silverlined gold.

The clasp is a gold bar clasp, held on by Swarovski and Thunderpolish crystals in shades of orange, red, grey and black.

All beads, findings, thread, needles, etc were from my stash!

This one blazes up like fire when the light hits it.

I hearts it lots.


  1. wow, what a pattern! VERY cool! good for you for tackling your stash in such a bold, creative way.

  2. I love it, and I love the way your colours fade out and back, very very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow that is a gorgeous bracelet I like the design it reminds me of an Indian blanket, but only all sparkly and shiny.

  4. Wow, it's kind of like an optical illusion, the middle part in red really does seem to ooze! Really neat, I love it!

  5. Wowza, Gorgeous colors, gorgeous pattern, gorgeous bracelet. Congrats for conquering your bead stash with such an amazing outcome.

  6. I'm new to Tackle that Bead Stash too - and I am in lust with your bracelet - what a fabulous way to blend those beautiful colors!!! Awesomely awesome!!!

  7. thats an amazing bracelet - consider your bead stash well and truly tackled!

  8. Thanks everybody! I have nearly emptied 4 of the 6 tubes of Delicas I used in this bracelet, but soooooooooo many more to go :)