Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring Bracelets

This weekend was glorious. I did very little housework and cleaning (thanks to my wonderful husband, who told me I had this weekend "off"), and I did LOTS of playing. As a celebration for passing my LEED exam, I bought myself a wii, and a wii fit to go along with it. What a fabulous little contraption that is! Even my husband, who never really go into video games, is a fan. He loves the fact that it's so interactive. I feel a little sore today - those balance games really get your controller muscles working! Watch out world, I'm gonna be a hot mama this summer!
In between hooping and playing on the wii, I managed to finish 2 bracelets I've been working on.

The first is a fairly simple design, but pretty nonetheless. I wove in peyote stitch with various sizes of toho beads to achieve a bumpy look - in fresh spring colors.

This second bracelet I'm really proud of - it's also woven in peyote stitch, bead by tiny bead. I've always liked the look of argyle and have been wanting to do an argyle cuff for a while. The colors scream spring, I think.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Just beautiful, love the argyle one!

storybeader said...

I love the look of argyle!

NICO Designs said...

You never disappoint! I love the pop of green with the purple.

Hot Rocks said...

I love my Wii Fit, it is such a fun workout, and the yoga and strength exercises are great too. Very nice bracelets, I really love the colors and designs in the argyle one.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Congrats on the exam! And lovely new pieces :)

Dogmaw said...

Great bracelets! Love the second one. :)

Three Fates said...

Green and purple is one of my favorite combos and I love that argyle one :D

Meghann said...

Oh that argyle cuff is INCREDIBLE!! That is just so amazing, my jaw dropped when I saw it, and the colors are just so pretty - feminine without being too girly. You are AWESOME!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Beautiful bracelets! Love love love the argyle one!

Leslie said...

Both the bracelets look really good! Wow, i love the argyle cuff!

You guys like the wii too huh? My cousin & I have one, those balance games will kick your butt. We are now tennis pro's thanks to wii :D Be careful though, her boyfriend broke his toe

On a Whimsey said...

Beatiful bracelets, as usual! Wii fit is a fab way to keep moving. We love it and yes, you can be sore the next day when you realise you have muscles you didn't know about ;)

BTW,. congrats on exam results!

China said...

This looks amazing. Thank you very much for posting this.

Hot Rocks said...

I just tagged you..hope you can play!
Susan.

Ayie said...

cute bracelets!

Alterity said...

I love the texture of the first one. Very cool!

Marlaine said...

Both bracelets are so beautiful! It's interesting how spring has influenced you.