Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I truly hate winter. I will never understand how I ended up living my life in Upstate New York where if your lucky summer last's 3 months and the rest is just cold! I guess fall is okay but each winter, which seems to last forever, bothers me more and more. It is 13 degree's outside and I don't even want to get out of my pajamas because it is the only way I feel warm enough. Oh well, we know I am not going anywhere, at least not for a very long time!
I did a lot of thoughtless stitching over the holiday time. When I say thoughtless, I mean I did not set out to make a particular item. Did not create with the thought in mind of Can I sell it?. Thoughtless beading means I just grabbed a handful of supplies and started stitching. Some times when I get back into a business frame of mind I rip my project apart because I just need those beads for a saleable item, or sometimes it is something I just keep for myself, usually just as a decoration. My holiday beading created this amulet. It is bigger than the impression you get from the picture. I am so very pleased at what turned out of my playtime! I have named it Ariels Treasure. I am not one of those people who ordinarily name my pieces but this one just called out for a name! I used one of my polymer clay cabs as a focal point on the front of the peyote stitched bag. The seedbeads were a handful of different shades of blue left over from other projects that I was sort of at a loss for what to do with. Strangely enough, adding them all together in random order just seemed to work for this bag. I wanted really full fringing so went with branch fringing and used tons of fake pearls and blue glass chips to make it sparkle. I just love it when mindless playtime produces something I love. So now I must decide whether to hang it in my room or put it up for sale in my shop.