Sometimes you see a picture and it just speaks to you. This is one of those pictures. When I saw it, I was completely transfixed. I'm not sure if it is the combination of colors or how they work with the tree silhouettes, but I was completely captivated by it.
I've always had a thing for sunsets. When I was in grad school, I had almost 100 sunset pictures that my friends and I had collected hanging on my wall. This picture brought back all of the fun memories those sunsets brought us as we shared them together.
I printed this sunset picture out and it has been happily sitting on my beading table for the better part of a month. I think its going to stay there for quite some time as I have grown rather attached to it.
I wanted to create a piece that complimented this picture without taking away from its incredible beauty. I have had some translucent peach crystals I have been wanting to use for quite some time, but haven't known how to use them. So I paired them with some basic clear crystals, and I loved how they played together. Using my clear and peach crystals, I made a cha-cha style charm bracelet.
You can check out the other participants and their creations by visiting the following websites.
The Participants for the "Solar Flare Blog Hop":
Shawn Marie Mills
Blog Link: http://shawnmariedesignsatbentwire.blogspot.com/
Blog Link: http://maverickbeads.blogspot.com/
Blog Link: http://www.allprettythings.ca
Pam "The Crazier Sister
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Blog Link: http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Blog Link: www.phoenixmagyk.com
Blog Link: http://tumblestonehandmakery.blogspot.ca
Blog Link: http://whimsicalweavings.blogspot.com/
Blog Link: http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com/
Blog Link: http://beadsteaandsweets.blogspot.com/
Blog Link: http://godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com/
Miranda C. Ackerley
Blog Link: http://mirandack.com
Paula Winchester Hisel
Blog Link: http://simplybeadiful.weebly.com/simply-stated.html
Lynn Jobber/Lo/The Creative Klutz
Blog Link: http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/
Blog Link: http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com/