Friday, May 7, 2010

Wear Me Out to the Ballgame...

Two posts in less than 24 hours might be more than you can bear from me, but I just finished this up this morning, over a cup of coffee, and it's too stinkin' cute not to share.  Utilizing a design idea from the latest issue of Bead Unique magazine (Lisa Kettell), this cuff bracelet is made from an actual baseball - why (when I was sitting at the 9 THOUSAND games my son played during his Little League/Club Ball/High School and College baseball years) I never thought of this, kills me - oh, the fortune to be made from overzealous Little League moms!

A vintage rhinestone earring has been sewn to the front, as well as approx. 125 glass pearls (strung one at a time) around the edges.  My son is concerned that the bucket of balls in the garage might disappear, and has instructed me to go buy "pearls" - who wants new baseballs?!  He's just lucky I didn't grab one of the signed ones!

8 comments:

Jackie said...

That my friend is shear genius!! I love it, will you take orders? I would love to wear one to the games charlie and I go to then I could refer them to you?? I booked our phoenix weekend for July! I will be booking angel game weekend for end of august, must take one with me!!

Ahl Cooped Up said...

I love it! Wait until Chris sees that!!!

Colleen Mcgraw said...

How cute is that??? Love it!

Norine/Henderson, NV USA said...

Too cute, just step away from any used soccer shin guards, lol.
What a great idea! Definitely a grand slam!!

Colleen said...

I just love it and & want to make one as well! You did great!

The Primitive Bucket said...

Way cool!!!! Love it...you can wear one in June!!! Maybe knock someone over the head with it!!! lol...

Love you!!!

faerie enchantment said...

I'm doing a blog post early next week with artists who have made projects from my cuff project idea in Bead Unique, I'd love to blog this there to show examples of what can be made from!

Magic and Joy,
Lisa!

Bead and Needle said...

Lisa - MOST DEFINITELY! I did leave a comment on your www.faerieenchantment.blogspot.com, too. I SO enjoyed your pattern...Magic and Joy, right back atcha'! Magic and Joy were making this bracelet! Tanya