Friday, April 15, 2011

Winter Enchantment.... in Spring!

Beaded Watch

Yes, it is April, it is Spring, and I am just now getting around to showing you my ArtBeads Winter Enchantment blog partner piece. I'm what I like to call.... slow.

Anyhoo, I LOVE what I made, so that must count for something, right?

Beaded Watch

It all started with this watch face, (I'm all about making watches now so look out! ) and these luster finished Czech glass beads.

Beaded Watch

Once I started to build the watch I realized that the Winter theme wasn't really sticking around.... I was choosing greens and plums instead of icy blues and grays. Oh well. For me it's all about the passing of time - waiting for Winter to end - longing for Spring.

Beaded Watch

Along with the watch face and the Czech beads I added several of my own handmade porcelain beads and one glorious lampwork egg made by my friend, Kelley, of Kelley's Beads.

Beaded Watch

Making this piece has fueled my interest in making more watches, for sure. Artbeads.com has a lot to choose from but most of them are out of stock as the moment. (hmmm, these ARE hot at the moment!). So hurry up, Artbeads, and get some more in stock so I can feed my new addiction!! Please. ;)

This watch can be found in my shop. :)

3 comments:

kelleysbeads said...

Ooooh, I love purple and green mixed together. This bracelet is so you! That clock face is too cool :)

lunedreams said...

That is STOOPID cool. I love it!! The watch really sends it into the stratosphere! I have some similar Czech crackle glass with a mirror finish and just love them. Love the rich green with the icy colors--like early early spring, when there's still snow but little green shoots poking through.

Deborah said...

Lovely Nancy. As usual your porcelain beads look edible especially that spiral one, more like candy than beads :)