Monday, April 14, 2014
The beads are singing
A few of you may remember that the ceramic focal piece was blogged about back in September. I went to an art festival in Rockford, where I found the OTHER Cheryl Stevens (spelling different but art at heart just the same!). I bought this piece, as well as a few others, and then sat on them until well into the holiday season. This piece really started coming together after I purchased the ribbon, not the Shibori silk that so many are working with, but a pretty watermelon-y pink sheer organza that made all those colors just pop.
So I started beading, and creating - and then another question arose - do I put it with the blue amazonite pieces pointing downward - or UP? I rather liked them up - and had planned to finish it that way. Alas, along comes hubby - taking one look at it, and proclaiming it to look like a FOOT. Toes and all. Crap.
Now that's ALL I could see with it 'toes up' too. Darn it! So back to pointing down (because for some reason, I then see no toes, thank goodness), and the song is now sung. I MAY finish the necklace portion with a pretty spiral rope at some point - but I'm going to see how she does with the big hole beads/spacers and ribbon at the art gallery first. Some of the clientele like the embroidered pieces, but not the higher price of the completely finished pieces. I hope they like this one, A LOT.
Oh, and one more thing before I head back to the bead table to start blending seed bead colors for another peacock themed piece - I am having a SALE in my Etsy shop right now! Use coupon code Mom25 for 25% off all beads AND jewelry until Friday, April 25th. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th! That's less than a month away! There's sure to be something YOUR mom would love.... I hope you can quick check it out.
And also - for any local readers - or those that may wanna road trip! - don't forget that SUNDAY, April 27th is my IN HOME Bead! Celebration - from 2 to 5pm. $1.00 bead strands and bags (major clearance!), clearance jewelry, a create your own project, a POSE and POST corner where I'll be snapping pics (with the new PHONE!) and posting them on Facebook during the show, and MORE! It will be fun - and bring a friend - have fun with TWO! Message me if you need directions or an address for that GPS....
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