Hi everyone, here's my reveal for the Holiday Bling Blog Hop ... (sorry if it's a bit screwy, I haven't been feeling too well lol).
Well the idea was we were partnered up by our great hosts Marlene Cupo and Shelley Graham Turner and then we swapped something holiday themed. My partner was the very talented Dee Elgie.
I went off to the nearest shop that stocks beading supplies and to my horror couldn't seem to find anything holiday themed but then I came across some really beautiful silver filigree spacers with rhinestones that made me think of snowflakes - sadly the packaging said they were flowers ... pfft since when do we ever take any notice to what packaging tells us right, they kept saying they wanted to be snowflakes so who was I to argue ;)
Back home I started working when disaster struck - I had a klutz moment when all co-ordination failed me and I jabbed myself in the eye, thankfully with a finger not the beading needle I was working with lol ... but it made it impossible to continue with working with the size 15's for the rest of the day. Happily by the next morning the eye was feeling much better and the design just seemed to make itself from then on out (don't you just love it when that happens) - I even conquered one of my feared beading stitches ... the St Petersberg =D
I originally did a small section of spiral rope to make the bracelet sides but didn't feel it fit in with the idea so a quick flick through my beading books for inspiration and I came across the double St Petersberg and thought how perfect as it made me think of little icicles (I was going with a winter wonderland/snow theme).
I can't show you what Dee sent me as it hasn't arrived yet (I'll come back and update when it does) ... think my regular mailman must be on holiday as several things I've been waiting for haven't arrived yet.
And here's the list of everyone else in the hop ... hope you have fun oogling the pretty things ;)