We now return you to your regular blog post reading... Beepbeepdtdtdbeepbeep****
On this side, I used the a fairy skirt as a dangle, added a large Czech glass flowe as a dangle and then I was going to do a rondelle, but I'd had this little lavender lampwork flower from Beeboo sitting on my workspace (it was a freebie that came with a set I bought from her) all by its lonesome and it just jumped up and demanded to be part of the design. I was skeptical at first, but it won me over and now I think it looks great.
I can't figure out why I spent so many years being afraid of brass (and copper and gunmetal) chain. There's no way this design would work with silver or gold. NO WAY!
And what do you do with leftover fairy skirts? Make earrings of course! There's this scene in the animated Disney movie, "Fantasia", where flower blossoms sort of twirl up into the wind and ALMOST look like fairies and that was the inspiration behind these.
Plus, I will always and forever love long, dangly earrings.
And this photo I took just for fun - I dunno why, but I wanted to see one earring flipped up and the other down. I guess to look like they might look when being worn and flipping around with the movement of the wearer.
Oh, and just to show that most of the time I have no idea where I'm going with a particular design - I call it "beading by the seat of my pants" - here's a pic of the original version of the necklace:
I like the placement of the second butterfly better in this version, but the two sides of the necklace didn't seem balanced to me so I had to switch things around. That brass leaf component ended up not making it into the final version, but I'm sure it will show up somewhere else eventually.
Y'know, I haven't had a poll for a while...I think I'll set one up now. Check out the top right of the screen and vote to let me know which version you prefer.
That's it for today. Tomorrow - bead show porn! See you then!