Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bits and Pieces

A few of the disparate pieces that are part of the design process....

I sat down to make the top to an olivine ellipse earring.....somehow I didn't see when I added the fuchsia 2 mm crystals that I was making a Christmas wreath. If it were Christmas time and I had wanted a wreath this might have been perfect, but it definitely was not the look I was after....



The odd bits get added to the odd bit bowl and sometimes they will be pressed into action for later development. Or sometimes testing....The ellipse was a piece added to the bowl some years ago. As I went to write instructions for Lilliana I needed to experiment on the best way to illustrate the embellishment row...

The odd colored teal and raspberry was made when I was in Australia last year .....perhaps someday it will be made into something, and the mauve oval is a bezel I was playing with in cubic raw.....it has possibilities.



All in all these bits are a necessary part of the design process but occasionally as in the weekend it felt like wasted beading time as none really progressed into the desired finished project. I think it might be a character flaw that I want to sit down and make something, start to finish, no false starts, no wasted time, no unfinished bits. It's a little unrealistic actually, but still I persevere in that expectation.

Do you have an odd bits bowl that you revisit?

3 comments:

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohh I just love your bits and pieces! I especially love the oval one...gorgeous.

Karyn
Australia

Helen said...

Wonderful little bits and pieces Marcia. I've started using mine in my freeform pieces instead of ripping them out or tossing them in the trash.

Terry from Alaska said...

The Abrege kit would look good in that ellipse color!