Sparkly-shinies for your wristicles!
Apparently I... needed some color. A lot of color. I'd picked up these beads because they were shimmery on top of being just shiny, and picked up the light to give off a bit of a glow effect depending on the angles, so how could I resist? Apparently I couldn't resist the extra silver "scale" bits or the round glass "hematite" beads, either. Then I threw in the rest of what I had left of this imitation rhodium-plated steel chain because additional shiny and... here we are.
Unsurprisingly, I enjoy it a lot. I just can't look at it in bright lighting for very long. There were some pauses between photos.
For some of us, it is the most delightful coping mechanism.
I'd had these little black labradorite beads hanging around for a while, picked up from one place or another because black labradorite. I bought the tiny pewter skull beads on a whim, because who wouldn't? The rest just sort of... fell into place when I was looking for something "simple" to accomplish. I think it worked out quite well myself. Subtle... to a point.
The phrase "as is tradition" started at Desert Bus 8. I believe it actually did have a specific purpose, initially (such as the insistence of taking people to the store, which is something that would take another a paragraph and a video to explain), though it sort of just spiraled out of control from there. I know I've been using it ever since.
And so, as is tradition, I had to make something beaded for Desert Bus 10, and I jumped on the chance to use this phrase. It also fits perfectly on a bracelet that's about 7.5 inches long, and that clasp was being discontinued so of course it fit the rest of the color scheme perfectly.
You'll be able to find out how exactly you may be able to acquire this delightful piece of Desert Bus for Hope history... round-abouts when the next Desert Bus happens!
It was one of those "I just wanted to do something different" projects, something that was kind of the exact opposite of Legacy of the Nameless Queens, but using the same seraphinite and medium-dark silver beads. The result was chaotic, shiny, weird and interesting... and reminded me of a bunch of strung flowers. Hence.
Across the Great Divide. A reminder of where you’ve come from, and where you’re going to. Now you can focus on the journey.
Everyone who has ever teased me about my dragon-like hoard of shinies, or my general inability to leave a craft store without getting at least one little interesting thing, take note: when I’m looking for a random “palette cleansing project”, all I have to do is run my hands through my shiny pile and I’ve got everything I need.
No matter how long it is lost or hidden, there are always those who keep the memory of the Triforce.
Wanted to try a little something different along the lines of my Triforce bracelets. Of course this turned out far more complicated than I'd hoped and for strengthening purposes I had to backtrack a bit more than I'd planned--but it worked! Love those green breads. Too bad they keep climbing in price. Gah.
As for the name, well... the gold connections looked like pillars. I know, what a special significance! And, you know, 9 pillars, 3 pieces of the Triforce, 3 x 3... It made sense in my mind, somehow.