Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby Steps

As it happens, when I'm grossly sleep-deprived to the point of pain, I don't get much beading done, though I do spend some time slouched in front of a movie, getting knitting done.

Sometime last year, I made this.
And then I sold it, and was asked to make a pair of matching earrings.

I'm not exactly sure why, but instead I started on this.
And even though it didn't give me the colour pop I'd wanted, I kept on at it until it was finished, because quite frankly, the unfinished beading projects are starting to scare me.

And then I made the earrings.
They're quite simple to make, and are little more than bead caps (or more precisely, cones), and even though there's not much to them, the colour, size and shape variation in the beads used makes them (in my opinion), quite interesting. After I've made the other two pairs of earrings I have on my list of orders, I hope I don't get distracted by something else ("Squirrel!") because I'd really like to pursue this a bit further.

I think it has Necklace Possibilities. Not that I'm not a fan of earrings (I am!) but I'm even more enamoured of multipurpose components, whether made singly as components and strung together, or (better) if they can be sewn together as they are made. This is looking at first blush like the former, though I do see vague possibilities for the latter.

But first, matching earrings.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Distractions? I think if you are a crafty person that happens all the time....Oh earrings are yummy! Wait what was I saying?