I had an episode like that recently. I recently joined the team over at Art Jewelry Elements blog.
I ordered some beautiful ceramic components from Caroline Dewison at blueberribeads. Caroline is a
fellow member at AJE. As you can see she makes gorgeous pieces! Check out her website.
September tree challenge over at AJE when I placed this order.
When I deposited this package of goodies on my work table the raku bunny bead called out to me- use me first please!! In spite of working on 14 other things at the moment I just had to create something right then and there with that rabbit.
I began pulling out an assortment of beads, wire, chain and some hand dyed silk fabric and ribbon.
I was so excited about the color of the silks bringing out the rusty color of the rabbit. I knew it had to have a tassel hanging from it.
I finished the necklace off with some textured black resin tube beads, copper beads, seed beads, copper wire and copper chain. I also added some smaller copper chain in with the tassels and attached a metal leaf, metal acorns and one of my polymer clay headpins from the August headpin challenge.
|Close up of first version|
|Close-up of second version|
This necklace looks like fall with those bronze, gold, copper & purple colors. It also reminds me a little of witches and sorcery! I never imagined having a rabbit as a familiar but it's possible.
After creating this necklace I was able to move on to all the other projects that are in various phases of development. I am working on several pieces for the tree challenge. Check it out over at AJE and join us. You still have time.
Until then-live your life creatively~