Behind. I swear I'll be behind to my death as well. If I didn't have teenage boy's I'd be late to eat (well even then sometimes I am and it's UGLY to have to fight them for food..)
So last week I had to go
get major items to finish my pieces (like basic findings I couldn't find
any where locally) and once again by the time I got home everything
else has broken loose and here it is a week later and I haven't gotten
to do ONE simple tiny thing.
Why do you think that is??
I know I know you really don't want to hear my blah blah blahing you want me to do the REVEALING aspect already..
Christie Burrows (who's by the way DONE way ahead of me...)
I tried and I tried and I tried and I ended up with that huge HUGE
clasp and the beautiful stone and bronze pendent in a for me unusual
combination. As you can see there's a bit of chain linking them and
then (gasp!! can it be?? those huge faceted pearls from the Bead
Festival last month) and the little shell things. I have laid out a
pair of brass hooks to add some shell and those same pearls for
was totally confused where to go next. I mean there was still a TON of
stuff to day and while yes this had taken me over a month to get put
together it was basically "done" . Well except the trip to the bead
store to get some crimps and crimp covers....
I kept looking at
that sparkly autumn mix left. It ended up in a short bracelet where
the crystals joined the red stone beads with some metallic odd metal
beads I had and the chunky stones for a simple yet funky bracelet. The
clasp was the "trip" to the bead shop find. I'll have to try and use
some Liver of Sulfur
(in case you want to try it) to make it darken up to match better. I
will be reworking the bracelet a bit to get it to twist merge better but
this gives you an idea what it will or is supposed to end up looking
like. For my first attempt with a vague idea at the start I am happy...
was a heck of a lot harder than I thought it would be. There are still
some idea's bouncing around to use the lovely cab I got.. What made it
easier?? To try an imagine I was making it for someone else that liked
chuncky funky jewelry. All and ALL a great time was had (did get three
other things made up while trying to avoid I mean think of what to do
with what I got in my Bead Soup so that's a good thing right??
a picture of one set done while avoiding my challenge (can you tell I
have been really playing with the LOS) Forgotten Garden I made the big
loopy chain (was my first attempt at soldering silver it was so much
fun again thank you Marcy (so that's all but 1 item I made while there used now. WOO HOO)