A week or two ago, a lady at work asked if I could make a "gaudy" bracelet and earrings set for her in the University of Tennessee colors. Once I heard the word "gaudy", I knew this little project was for me.
College football is very popular here, with most folks being fans of the University of Tennessee or Virginia Tech. We have a few University of Virginia fans floating around (i.e., my husband), but for the most part it's UT or Tech. Personally, I prefer UT, even though I know next to nothing about football.
I decided to make a memory wire bracelet, using neon orange beads, crystals, and big crystal coated beads. Gaudy? Yes. But, apparently she liked it because she ordered 3 more sets for friends yesterday.
These aren't the greatest pictures--I took them at my desk right before giving them to her--but you can get the idea.
The only problem is I realized I'm not charging enough. By the time I buy supplies, I'm barely (and I do mean barely) clearing anything. Oh well. Live and learn, I suppose. At least she's pulling for the right team!