Monday, June 7, 2010
This may be the very first piece of jewelry I have ever made that didn't have any porcelain components. Not even a speck of wire work or chain either. Stringing is just not something I have ever had much talent at. I don't have too many inspired ways of putting together beads. But here it is, a strung piece.
Not too long ago I ordered several stands of turquoise form Julianna on her detash estsy site, Diet Beads. When I got these coin shaped beads I fell in love with them and the design in a bronze focal with coordinating lentils just sort of popped into my head. I must say I am actually rather pleased with this and it felt OK to just follow up on what was in my mind at the time in a spontaneous way.
BTW, Juls has been cleaning out the studio, which I believe may be much like my situation, encompassing the whole house. She's got a lot of lovely things over in her detash shop. You should go over and have a look. They won't last long because this is a cleaning project and once they are gone.... well they are gone.