Friday, March 11, 2011

Let's Go Back to the 80's

First, let me apologize for the lack of blogs this week. I ended up catching my brother's nasty cold and for most of the week I have moved off the couch solely for the purposes of getting more tea (decaff) and to use the bathroom because of all that tea! I'm working on catching up on life now though :) Still fighting the cold, but I'm functional again and that's what matters :)

Now to catch up...

One thing that makes me sad about this week isn't I haven't had a chance to promote this week's giveaway as much as I'd like! So make sure you head over there and check it out, and make me smile :D

My latest big project was a piece for the Etsy Beadweavers Monthly Challenge. This month was "Fashion Through the Ages" I tend not to be one who does these huge, fantastic, pieces, so the Victorian Age was right out. So what did I pick? The 80's!

This piece did NOT want to be photo'd. The colors wouldn't show up and have the picture look bright. The top picture required a lot of photo manipulation to get it to look right. I've got a couple ideas that I'd like to try in the future, but they won't be easy someone buy it from me so I don't have to! (no pressure guys, no pressure)

Make sure you go vote in this month's challenge. I'm down at the end - but only vote for me if I'm your favorite! Etsy Bead Weavers Challenge.


moonlitfantaseas said...

love your 80's son tells me every thing from the 80's was trashy, from the music to hair styles, make up and style of clothing, thinking back I guess he is right, all though I did like some of the music...still like your bracelet!

Linda Pruitt said...

Hi Ruthie-
It's me, Pruitthandcrafts. I'm house sitting and using someone else's computer. I hope I can get this to post! It wants to use another ID! Anyway, your bracelete is unique and I'm sure it will be a hit!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a fun bracelet!
Hope you get over your cold quickly and good luck with the contest :)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

You know, it's funny, I normally hate anything 80's-esque (in fact, I was going to skip over this post, but I know you always make amazing work so I couldn't), but this is very pretty! Very fresh and spring-like, unique and just ne sais quois? There is something about it that I love - you've made me realize that not all 80's-style things are bad (ok, I was born in the 80's, so I KNOW not everything in the 80's was bad, but you know what I mean!!).
Have a great day, I hope your migraines are better :)