I had a very creative weekend. I can’t show most of what I worked on because it is for upcoming blog hops. However, I have a few simple things I can share.
I made some earrings for Free Art Friday. I really thought these two random glass beads I got in a destash were crying out to be earrings, but there was no way my finicky ears were going to have it. So I made them for a random stranger and kept it simple. I think they are pretty for summer. I’m also trying out some new photo backgrounds. I think this woven one works well with the simple white, but the color will limit its usefulness. It was tied in a roll with a piece of raffia, so I left a bit of that in the picture too. Now I think it just looks like something I forgot to get out of the way! But it’s getting too dark to re-take it, so I’ll just go ahead with this one.
I also made a couple of bracelets that can be stacked together. They really look nice together on. I don’t think they look as nice in the picture, especially the one with leather. But I find it too hard to get a picture of something on my wrist. I’ll have to fashion some sort of wrist-like prop for bracelet pictures.
This bracelet is made of beads from a necklace I made long ago and took apart recently. I had a short piece of 6-ply irish waxed linen sitting on my bead table and used that to knot them together. I intended to use the washer as part of the clasp, but it was too hard to get the lobster claw hooked onto it, and the bracelet was a bit snug anyway, so I ended up adding a ring. I love the casual made-from-what’s-lying-around look of this bracelet.
I wanted a coordinating bracelet that would stack well with the first one. I love the stacked look, but can only stand about two bracelets at a time. A big stack is also impractical for my workday world. I used one piece of 6-ply linen and one piece of 4-ply in a lighter color. The thicker linen had to go on the outside of the chip beads; it was difficult enough to get the 4-ply to go through them. Although it looks sort of messy in the picture, I really like the hippie look of it on.
Next Saturday, May 31st, is the reveal for Lisa Lodge‘s Ocean Blog Hop. Here is a very vague sneak peak of my favorite piece that I made for the hop. Come back then to see all the wonderful ocean inspired creations!