Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Farewell to the Desert

It's true, I've moved away from the desert to a land flowing with - well, water.  This was the last piece I finished before taking off across the country.  It's appropriate, then, that is has something of a Southwestern flair in chevrons of desert colors.   
The inspiration for this piece was a carpet in a little restaurant just outside the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest Nat'l park in Arizona.  It was kind of a tacky carpet, but translated well to a bracelet. :)  Besides, I didn't copy the pattern - just used it as inspiration.  

I made my very first brick-stitched circle for the closure, which turns out to be a great focal piece of the cuff.  I'm having some issues uploading pictures, otherwise I would show you one of the bracelet closed!  In the meantime, you'll just have to check it out on Etsy. :)


Conlins Creations said...

I love the bracelet! I have been meaning to try the brick stitch circles. They are adorable. But every time i sit down to try it, I get distracted and start on something else! Great job! Can't wait to see more!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

It's really cool. It is funny where we might get inspiration.

Dawn N said...

What a great bracelet. I love the colors.

Marlaine said...

The bracelet is so pretty. And I love the design as you've probably noticed I'm partial to patterns with squares!