Thanks to Karen Williams, a few of us formed a support group to tackle our UFO’s. We’re not building spaceships; just facing our UnFinished Objects. These earrings are the first work I’ve completed. There are links to the other participants at the end of this post.
Some of these motifs will be used in other pieces. See those two pearls on the upper left? I’ve tried this bezel three different ways, and am still not happy with it. Herringbone, square stitch, and a third method I don’t remember. Brick stitch won’t get me quite this look, but I’ll try for something similar.
This mess was the starting point. Two years ago I played around and made several bits of beadwork. I was considering a class for a bead retreat. I wanted to show various motifs from the same start. I couldn’t make the retreat, and these got pushed aside.
Last summer I decided it was time to use some of these. I wanted to make a lariat with some of the green motifs and seed beads. To my surprise, Toho doesn’t make a single seed bead that I like with the Czech olivine. Or at least, I couldn’t find one. I sadly gave up the design I had envisioned, and ordered some more olivine rounds to make a different type of necklace. They went in the box with the rest of the beads, and remained on the shelf.
I can’t quite get happy with the rounds. Maybe I’ll order some Czech olivine seed beads, or use some simple chain… I’ll have a necklace out of these yet.
Here are the rest of the bloggers
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Francie Broadie, Francie Broadie Custom Jewelry
Christine Van Dyke Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
Therese, Therese’s Treasures
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Liz E, Bead Contagion
Margo Lynn Hablutzel, My World and It’s Full of Books
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cathi Salzarulo Kent, The Cat’s Meow
Liz Hart, Treetop Life