I really am missing crafting - so last night I made an attempt at playing with beads.
I needed a bracelet to match a dark olive dress,
which I wear with a pretty red and dark green
and purple/plum silk scarf.
After a rummage in my bead tin I found just the right beads to match. They have a lovely sheen to them and when they catch the light they have a rainbow of the olive and purple shades - it's like looking in a puddle on a summers day when you see those oily colours!
There were only ten of them - but just enough for a bracelet with the added olive shades of the matte finished beads I used in between.
I found the old Chinese coin in my button box! I think folks use them in crafting - but I like the flat disk, it feels comfortable on my wrist being flat, and it stays central, rather than with just beads that move around quite a bit and often the connectors ends up on top and not the nice focal beads.
Shame about the dark photos - roll on summer sunshine