I have been making a lot of necklaces this week, getting ready for the art fair at Porter Mill on April 27, coming right up!. I made this necklace this morning. The green beads seem to be made from reeds or some other natural material. I combined them with turquoise blue hematite disks, then added wooden beads and copper-colored spacer beads. This necklace is strung on new stretchy cord in .5 mm (just purchased last night). I am very excited about this smaller stretchy cord because it can be used on beads with small holes, including semi-precious stone, so this opens up a lot of possibilities for more necklaces.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
I have been making necklaces all week, getting ready for an upcoming art fair. Here is the necklace that I made on Saturday. I combined olive green and dark brown wooden beads with some wooden beads that have been dyed a pale purple. I used stretchy cord again, so there is no clasp. The necklace is finished with a knot, glued and tucked into one of the beads.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This morning I went to Porter Mill Studios and worked for a while on this project. This is a heart-shaped candy box that I am covering with collage. I am using printed metallic ribbon, with gel medium as the glue. I am still working on the top of the box, which is going to be purple and orange stripes, with a gold border. This is slow going, but at least the stripes are beginning to show up. I call this "Another Heart Shaped Box" because I have already finished a similar project. So if you would like to see where this is going, you can follow this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/randiart/sets/72157632769935420/
Saturday, April 19, 2014
This is a closeup of the necklace that I made yesterday. In addition to posting this closeup, I just replaced the photo I used in yesterday's post. You can see the new photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/randiart/13930294763/ . I am really happy with this necklace, and so I thought it deserved a better photo.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Here is a necklace I made today. I started with some beads that I bought recently, chocolate brown decorated with a cream-colored swirl pattern. Then I played around with the design, adding wooden beads in other shapes and shades until I came up with a design that I liked. I also used some gold metallic beads as accents. I used a stretchy acrylic cord, so I finished the necklace with just a knot (tucked inside one of the beads), rather than a clasp.