The last two reveal dates for the 7th Bead Soup Blog party have been pushed back a week so I have one more week to experiment with all the beads I got from my partner, Miranda Ackerley of MirandackArts. This means you get to be a fly on the wall of my workshop and witness my so-called creative process. I make a lot of junk when I work out design ideas. Read on and you will see what I mean.
I add texture with my home made texturing hammer
Looks pretty good so far. I decide to make a multilayer pendant. (If a little looks good, a lot will look better, right?) I make another ring and loops for a chain and solder it all together.
Gaaaa! It looks like Rilakkuma. Oh, dear. This is not good. Wait! Let me send it through the rolling mill!
Now it looks like a teen-aged Rilakkuma. This is not going well.
I take Rilakkuma apart and punch holes in what was the lower ring.
I add a bail and polish. Now I will string beads and freshwater pearls through the pendant.
Yikes! Did Plumpton do this when I wasn’t looking???
Second try. Better.
Second try with a dangle. Not sure how I like it. Time to put it away.
To be continued. . . . . .
A few days later. . .
How do I like it? Not much, but I think it’s important to post my failures as well as my successes ( such as they are). Some say the secret to success is failure. What do you think?
Don’t forget Beadfest this weekend!