Wednesday, 6 March 2013

So many beads.... so little time!

I've been on a bit of a roll recently, with ideas for jewellery coming thick and fast. I'm making the most of this as I'm all to aware that creative blocks can strike at any time. For now though, I just can't wait to get out of bed in the morning and make it to the beading desk. I started a new bead embroidered neckpiece this morning. It's bold and geometric - which is refreshing to work on after the frothy little African Violet piece I have just finished. Here is my sketch of the new piece - called Pochteca (after an Aztec deity) I originally intended it to just be in blue and green, but I felt that it needed something to make it really 'pop' so I added in some red and now I'm really happy with it. Pictured above the sketch is the piece in the very early stages, I've attached the cabochons to the Lacy's Stiff stuff with E6000 adhesive. This is a really heavyweight adhesive that all us bead embroiderers just can't live without! Even though I capture my cabs within woven bezels I like to know they are firmly attached and can't jiggle around. Call me OCD if you like.

Here is the picture of my completed African Violet necklace, I can feel some more of these pretty beaded beads coming on - in various different colours and shapes. Good excuse to go and buy some real flowers to inspire me.

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