Friday, April 6, 2012

Winter's Last Snow

So this entry was supposed to be written a couple weeks ago but life got kinda hectic. It’s about a theme I was working on. Back in the last half of March, I had plans for the weekend that fell through. In deciding on alternate plans, I realized that it was only a few days before spring.  Then, the phrase “Winter’s last snow” came to mind and a series of jewelry around that phrase.  I went about gathering all of my white/clear beads as well as a few other colors that seemed “icy” to me.  The jewelry here is what I came up with.

Now you may be wondering, why would I do seasonal stuff at the end of the season. Well, actually, figured that I’d be early for bridal season.  All this white would look lovely on a bride.

I call this one "Ice Queen" Bracelet because it just looks royal, doesn't it?
This one is my favorite, well, until I add the next picture probably.
 I think these next two pieces are just plain elegant.
 This was originally going to be a necklace but I thought they would make nice earrings as well
 And here's the bracelet to go with the earrings.

This set, I made quite a while ago meant to be a bridal set, but I needed to work on it a bit more. I figured it would fit right in with this theme.  I call this the Snow Flower set.
 Not very happy with the quality of this picture but I forgot to take another picture of them all together again when I changed the background. Individual photos  follow.

Lastly, this is another of my favorites. Normally, I don't really like gold in jewelry but I love it when paired with white for some reason. Well, here's a good example of the reason below :-D
I call this Golden Lights because it looks like it's "on"!

As it happens in nature, winter likes to seep into spring a bit and so did these projects.  But now I’m going to put my snowy beads away and go back to working on my previous challenge of using old patterns that I’ve collected over time.  I know you’re excited about it… almost as much as I am!


  1. Very Pretty, April. Thanks for sharing.


  2. WOW you did go to town with the white and clear beads but I love each one more than the last! The snow flower set is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  3. Hello April. I found you through my good friend Lori Cook. When I saw your name I had to come meet you. I named my daughter April Dawn.
    Nice blog and lovely beading.

    1. Cool! Was she born in April as well? The story is that I was born early in the morning, hence "Dawn". Today's my birthday in fact. :-D

      Welcome to the blog!