Friday, July 29, 2011

Orange Sherbet

Do you remember orange push up pops?

They were my favorite purchase as a kid when the ice cream truck made it's way through the neighborhood - are ice cream trucks still around? Certainly not on Mackinac!

The cool sweetness or orange push ups was what I kept in mind as I worked on my latest beading project, "Orange Sherbet" a coordinating necklace and bracelet.

They were a bit of an experiment: I used just a single beading technique, tubular herringbone, and a single type of bead, seed beads only.

The visual interest comes in the interplay between the differing sizes, colors and finishes of the seed beads themselves - no flashy focal bead needed!

I worked with tight tension, resulting in a tube that will support itself.

I think they're a success - simple but visually interesting.

What do you think?


  1. I love your design and just the right summer color.

  2. It's a beauty -- I love the color!
    I always got popsicles, and saved half for my big brother!

  3. Oh, I love them!! I totally remember orange push-ups. The colors, beads and tight tubes are wonderful. Just curious - how long is the necklace?

  4. Thanks Carol!
    The necklace is 17" long.