Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
She loves turquoise and she loves the sea, so I set about reinventing and revamping a starfish design from my Garland of Galatea necklace using delicas and size 15 seed beads.
Here is my offering to her, a Sea Star necklace in turquoise and copper (which, by the way, is my latest colourway obsession...):
I have recently learnt that an extender chain comes in very handy when you don't know a person's exact neck measurement! LOL
Detail of the starfish pendant:
And detail of the twisted herringbone rope...just because it looks pretty :)
I'm hoping to offer a free tutorial for my starfish design sometime this year...if I can convince my wonderful husband to buy me a Macbook and Photoshop *grin* Should I start a petition? *wink*
Sunday, January 3, 2010
This is a great example of how one idea can lead to another. The beaded beads and pendant in my "Vintage Rose" necklace inspired me to push those ideas further to see what I could create. And this is the result, variations on the same theme but a completely different outcome:
I hope you explore some variations in your own work. We all need a good dose of 'What if...?' occasionally. You never know what it will lead to! ;)
And perhaps some competitions, some selling, and some tutorials.
That about sums up my new years bead-o-lutions. What are your aspirations for the new year?
I wish all of my readers and blogging friends a prosperous, creative and wonderful 2010. Thank you for your comments and encouragement in 2009, your support has made my heart swell and my smile broaden :) I hope that 2010 is everything that you hope and more!
A nice way to start the new year is with an accolade:
My mind is swirling with new ideas. My first necklace of the new year will be posted shortly...stay tuned :)