A Busy Week
Just stay calm. Now back away quietly. Don’t let it sense that you are afraid… Quick, slam the door and run!
That’s how I feel about this mess in my studio. But it is good mess, too. I’m preparing for two upcoming shows. I’m making lots of new jewelry and having fun with it, too.
I received a large order of pendants from Yolanda’s Clay, this week. There is so much to love in her shop, that I had a hard time narrowing down my choices. This heart pendant turned out to be larger than I had imagined it when I saw it online — and it is cooler, too! I’ve already got some idea’s simmering in my little brain for this. You can see that I am trying out different beads with it on my bead mat.
These water-color effect pendants are really unique to Yolanda. I feel so inspired by both the colors and the painterly effect. If you want to read more about her process for making these pendants, you can click on this link to her blog, then scroll down just a little bit. The purple flower is different, again, and has a cool lace-like texture.
I love how the little heart, below, looks like it was painted and then scraped off (maybe that’s how she does it?). It’s just a very unusual effect that I really like. Birds are a hot trend right now, so I scooped up this bird silhouette. He’ll have company in my ceramics drawer, with a bird pendant I bought from Nan Emmett a couple of months ago. I need to make both birdies into necklaces so they can fly away to new homes!
I encourage you to hop over to the BTW Flickr group and see what is happening on other bead tables.