I pulled out some threads, ribbons and beads, as well as a gorgeous handmade cabochon and laid them out to form an inspiration board.
Luckily, I keep all my sketchbooks, and looking back through them, I found an embroidery on silk of a sunset done a couple of years ago. Wrapping threads around strips of card is a wonderful way to record colour juxtapositions.
The cabochon will look lovely on a painted silk background with a beaded bezel to hold it in place.
|Working on one of my signature pieces. |
Although the necklace is
fairly freeform in style, it needs to have balance.
I'd like to get my two commissions finished before Christmas so that I can spend some time over the Christmas break updating the website so I'm trying to be a bit more focused. Last year I went on a time management course and it's high time I put into place some of the things I learned. It often seems to be 2oclock before I sit down at my desk to do some work and it simply won't do!