It is hard to believe that it is almost December. This year just flew by. Isn't it strange how time speeds up the older one gets? I remember as a child, how impatient I was waiting for Christmas. Seemed like it would never arrive. Now I just turn around, and it is almost upon us.
And speaking of remembering my childhood, I found these dragonfly beads at the Blue Iris going out of business sale (heavy sigh). They remind me swimming in the lake near the home I grew up in. Dragonflies were everywhere. I would lay on the raft a short distance from the shore and watch them hovering over the water. I was fascinated even then. The earrings I made from these beads are week 48 of the 52 earrings project.
|Lakeside Dream Earrings|
|Going down the wrong path|
I have also been spending time reorganizing my studio (gasp!). I would be a top contender for the messy studio award. I do love the surprises that come with the periodic cleaning. I find beads that I made a last year or the year before that, that I totally forgot about. It is like receiving an early birthday gift. So I made these beads (only two of each so I MUST have been thinking earrings when I made them) into earrings for the 52 earrings project.
Week 46 were made with the only pair of green beads I made using the texture tutorial from Lynda at Diva Designs. I don't remember if I added mica powder to the clay. I kinda looks like I did. I have started to write stuff in a journal now, so that I can refer back. Amazing how long it took me to figure out that this was a good idea.
Week 47 earrings ... I vaguely remember these. I was experimenting with adding inclusions to clay. These are spacers attached to the base bead with little balls of clay. I have no idea why I abandoned this line of clay play. I will have to work more with this idea.
|Round Peg, Round Hole|