I've been taking some creative time, sitting in the beautiful weather out on the veranda and beading. This is a component from a design session a couple of weeks ago where an earring morphed into a bracelet. This started life as the third sample in a series of four. After changing my mind and using sand opal crystals in the join instead of the light gold metallic on the medallion I decided I didn't want to continue, I wanted to begin again using the sand opal....but there was perfectly good beadwork not to be wasted, and so....a pendant!
I was looking around for a prop since the top medallion has a hidden bail behind the pearl and goes goes a little wonky when the piece is laid flat. My Voluspa candle did the job nicely, although it could be argued it is a bit busy, I like the way the colors, the feel of the piece and the images work together. The necklace was borrowed from another piece, which is a positive of working in the same palette for a stretch! I'm still enamored of this color combination, could be I'll move on soon, but no telling, so far it is still speaking to me.
I really want to bead all day every day at the moment, but I must clear the decks in the studio which has gotten to be quite a mess during my illustration marathon of the last few weeks. I find it hard to work in a mess so I've been taking my beads outside to work which is lovely, but it is time to restore order in the studio. I'm always well rewarded by a sense of creative well being when I take the time to put things away and neaten up my spaces. Plus which the girls are coming to bead with me on Monday. Inviting company is always a good way to hasten the cleaning process!