Its Not Easy….

Being Green!

Well it turns out creating with just one color isn’t as easy as I originally thought it would be.  I started out with a couple of ideas and by pulling out every single green bead I had in my stash.  Since green is one of my favorite colors, there were many many many beads to work with.  So then I had to start narrowing it all down.

I wanted to do something with a bit of weight, but still delicate… just like all the plant starts in my garden.  Bright, delicate, and strong.  So I started playing around with some bead stitch work and came up with the basic shape I wanted.  Originally I pictured doing a necklace of various green circles graduating from one color to another.  But time constraints won out this week and I have to console myself with just a bracelet… and plans to make the necklace at some time after our Family Anniversary is over.

So without further ado… here is my little contribution.

I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else made, follow the links below to check out some what I am sure will be some seriously cool jewelery!

HUMONGOUS Thank you to Sally Russick of  The Studio Sublime for coming up with, co-coordinating & holding this challenge.  As I mentioned, this is my first challenge… and it was really fun!  Thank you Sally!!!

One Color Crayon Hop Participants

Hosted by:

Sally Russick


Therese Frank

Rochelle Brisson

Lisa Lodge

Malin de Koning

Bobbie Rafferty


Linda Landig

Cherrie Fick

Beth McLarnan

Cece Cormier

Renetha Stanziano

Tanya Goodwin

Jean Welles

Amy Severino

Rebekah Payne

Lola Surwillo

Judy Turner


Jennifer Justman

Rose Brisson

Kim Bender

Heather Powers

Shelly Joyce


Cherie Reed

Rebecca Anderson

Hope Smitherman

Patti Vanderbloemen

Michelle Buettner

Alicia Marinache

Charissa Sloper

Sonya Stille

Maria Grimes

Nancy Saccoccio

Sandi Volpe

Joanne Tinley

Catherine Pruitt


Mary Harding

Karin Gilman

Jayne Capps

Lorelei Eurto

Melissa Meman

Alice Peterson

Jenny Davies Reazor

Cynthia Machata

Melissa Essenburg

Regina Santerre

Hey look… its ME!  -> Lauren Streets

Elizabeth Auld


Tracy Mok

Jennifer Judd Velasquez

Marti Conrad

Lori Anderson

Donna Bradley

Courtney Breul

Linda Younkman

Susan Kennedy

Lisa Liddy

Tracy Stillman

Dawn Doucette


Diana Ptaszynski

Shannon Chomanczuk

Janice Everett

Karen Williams


Kashmira Patel

Heidi Post

Birgitta Lejonklou

Holly Westfall

Karin Slaton


14 thoughts on “Its Not Easy….

  1. Very nice! Your seed bead links really reminded me of my Christmas cactus of all things! It’s lobes have much the same shape.

    But your pictures are so tiny they almost disappear into the text. Feel free to blow your horn – use big pictures! 🙂

  2. What a pretty bracelet! And the interpretation of your inspiration is spot-on, with all the variety, strength, and fragility of spring plants. Really nice job!

  3. Beautiful!! I love the circles you beadweaved, they are intricate yet delicate and the green hues are perfect!! Lauren, thank you so much for participating in the hop! I’m going to go back to stare at the bracelet you so beautifully created! I LOVE the circles!!

  4. The colour graduation is so pretty – and I absolutely love your circles! I hope you’ll make a matching necklace, it deserves to be a set – looks just like the it must have been plucked from a lush garden!

  5. Lauren – LOVE the two designs – so much fun and I bet they feel great on too! Green is always a fun colors to work with and you did a fabulous job 🙂

  6. I am always so blown away by weaving. I hear you on the ‘dragging out every green bead I owned’, not only did I drag out mine, but a friend gave me 2/3 more strands from her stash!

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