|February Component of the month by Melissa Meman|
I've been considering what I want to put with it, and my murrini addiction has been well documented over the last couple years. So I immediately thought about what murrini matches my idea of summer.
Here's a brand new mix called Pansy Garden from Lori and Kim (my personal
drug dealers murrini suppliers).
But I would have to place another order to get this mix (and that would be
wonderful tragic). And I just placed an order like a week ago and got these yummy murrini:
Or even use my "go to" favorite mix used in these beads:
Of the 500 murrini mixes I've bought over the last few years, probably half will showcase the type of summer palette I really want.
I'm also thinking about using some seed beads, which is totally unusual for me. Also maybe some leather. Matching murrini to seeds already in my stash might be the best method so I don't have to order any....
I've also been working on perfecting the lightbulb link from Cindy Wimmer's Missing Link book (which I really love). I'm getting closer, but trying to decide how long I prefer the "bulb" portion of the link. Yeah, I'm being a bit OCD about the whole thing.
Maybe I'll sprinkle a lightbulb or two into the design as well. I don't know. But I'm super excited to make the beads, finish it up, and WEAR it. I'm hoping it will inspire Mother Nature to hurry spring and summer along.
In the meantime, if you would like to play along with the February component of the month, it looks like Melissa has a few pieces left in her shop.
How are you coping with the weather? (Or maybe this is the best time of the year for you?)