I actually got some time to create this weekend. Yipppeeeeee! This is in spite of making trips to three different stores on Sunday looking for small gauge but shiny copper chain. Because you know how it goes - you need small and shiny and what you have is either large and shiny or small and oxidized - neither of which will work.
I had to bribe the kid with a chocolate smoothie from Jamba Juice to ensure harmonious bead store visits. I'm sure I'll hear about it some day in a family therapy session: "I could've been normal, Mom, but you kept dragging me to all those bead stores..."
Then again, he may be getting his payback this weekend when I have to help him build a "leprechaun trap" as a school project. Uh, I'm not sure how this is educational or why we're being forced to do it at home (sounds more like an in-class art project to me) but, whatever. I'll be buying green wrapping paper and gold glitter glue and a buncha other stuff I'll probably never use again so we can get this done.
Where's MY milkshake bribe?
Whew! Okay, glad I got all that off my chest. On to the jewelry:
'Member back in August when I went to the bead show on that god-awfully hot day? And I bought these beads? And the vendor mocked me for my weird selection? Well, today I am vindicated (also, note how it only took me 7 months to get around to using these - excellent):
Ta DA! Take THAT vendor who mocked me!
To this beautiful copper crescent I've added Greek ceramic disks, daggers and tubes from Adobe Supplies on Etsy. Also added some copper chain (hence the bead store trips), heat patina'd copper melon beads from Higher Chakra on Etsy, some copper wire wrapping and an olive glass pearl.
I was hurrying to take the pics as the sun was setting last night, so I tried one with the flash. At least it captures the great colors in those ceramic tubes - which is what ties the whole piece together.
NOW you can really see them. I love those tube beads and the glossy finish on them. Sadly, they only came in a lot of 4 which I used all on this necklace. I'm keen to get my hands on more of these beauties!
Still more fiddling with camera settings.
This is kinda way out there for me, but I think I'm happy with it.
Tomorrow might be another story.