Beading with friends is always more fun than beading alone. Recently I had the great fortune of going to Bead Fest in Philadelphia and meeting up with two of my good friends from our facebook group, Creative Bead Chat. It had been a year since we had been able to see each other in person and shopping and beading with Cynthia Machata and Melinda Orr was the highlight of my trip.
Each of us had a different take on the pattern. Mine are both monochromatic while Cynthia’s is an elegant piece using two colors with an extra special flower clasp. You can see Cynthia’s bracelet on her blog, Antiquity Travelers. Melinda’s bracelet is still in progress but she also utilized two colors. My clasp is a knock off of the “M” clasp that I handcrafted out of copper wire.
It really is fun to bead with friends even if it sometime is only thru the internet sharing pictures back and forth in messages.