Please excuse the poor quality photos?
February's project is already planned out. Hopefully it will go faster once I get down to beading it. Here's the pattern....
And the template....
I tried to keep in mind that each side will be a different composition and that the center line will cut design elements off if I don't watch my placement. Wish me luck! I also have the pieces for March and April all drawn out, too!
Things I've learned since last post:
1. I lost some design appeal when folding the focal in half. The onion shaped element doesn't look as cool as it did at first.
2. I want to use brighter colors on the next piece!
3. Waitressing is not so splendid after all. I did get the job. :-)
4. I fear I will never stop procrastinating and/or ever catch up.
5. A tutorial a week is out of the question. I'm hoping for one a month right now.
6. I miss my internet friends because I only have access at coffee shops now. Please comment for support. I do appreciate it. <3
It's beautiful! You'll have a wonderful collection of necklaces, no matter how many you finish. I can see why this took so long to complete. I'll be interested to see your next one.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Well worth the wait.ReplyDelete
How marvelous. I've never seen that type of technique and will be following you.ReplyDelete
Wow, beading both sides is quite a project. You could almost count each side as a month on its own. Beautiful job. Happy BeadingReplyDelete
Very, VERY appealing necklace, Tamara! You have a winner... and I didn't think the pictures were so bad, especially the close up. Your next one shows great promise!!!! Don't feel badly about being behind... I'm still on my last piece for last year... haven't started 2012 yet. We turtles do finish, however! Robin A.ReplyDelete
Oh, I'll finish if it takes me two years, Robin! Thanks for the support. :-)Delete
Love your lines. Great design.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kay. Line is my favorite element of art hands down.Delete
WOW it is very impressive! I love the colors and the pattern! Great job, its not a race!ReplyDelete
Your January piece is quite interesting, I like the texture, would love to see close up of detail work. Your next project looks interesting, are you going with the colors in the cloth? Yes waitressing sucks, bartending did too, but it's a living! Sending great thoughts your way, hoping you are happy and well.ReplyDelete
Hello Deborah! Sorry for the late response. I saw one of your projects in print recently, congrats! Yes, I do plan to use the colors on the stiff stuff. I have not yet started on any of the next ones. (Shame on me!) I got my old mall job back and left the restaurant for a classifieds desk job. Soooo glad to be rid of food service for now. I am doing well and hope you are healthy.Delete
Oh, this is amazing! I love the colours and the pattern - it looks very tribal and is beautifully done.ReplyDelete
Hello Clair! Thank you. I hope the rest turn out just as well. :)Delete