Needless to say, I haven't given much attention to my blog or beading.
My dad has some severe health problems and has been told that he probably doesn't have very long to live. So... we have been taking care of legal issues and just getting ready.
We know that he is a believer and we'll see him again in heaven so the whole thing is not as overwhelming as some might think.
My dad Actually had a twin brother who died 10 years ago while my dad was in the hospital having heart surgery.
We know that he has been given 10 great years that we have totally enjoyed!
Beads just don't have the same urgency these last few weeks that they often have. Very soon though I'll get back to those tiny little things!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
As Many of you know the Etsy street team of Beadweavers http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/ has started a creative challenge. It is all in fun and a try to get more exposure for our shops and our art form.
As the September pieces were displayed for voting I realized that we are truly an international team. I knew then that the seasonal changes that we are going through here in the south of US, is not a world wide occurrence and would not, more than likely, be a factor as the challenge for this month was issued.
In my creative head I had this wonderful , fall colored cuff designed( I Just knew the theme would have something to do with fall splendor!!)
The Incredible Helena http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5285336 from Singapore won!!!
I don't think the leaves are changing color in Singapore and the Pumpkins are not being carved because the theme she gave was MONOCHROMATIC!
After a brief second of - oh the beautiful changing colors leaf cuff - I thought I did a lot in monochromatic colors.BUT, After a closer look at finished pieces and Bead mixes that I had lovingly created, I realized that I add either silver or gold to EVERYTHING I make just so I could wear my gold or silver hoops with it.( most of the time I create a piece thinking that if I don't sell it in a reasonable amount of time I will keep it and wear it myself, hence the gold or silver thread)
I now have started over 3 times, but am well on my way to finishing my piece.
It is monochromatic, it does not have gold or silver added!
I think that it will be lovely, these are some pictures of the progress.....
Thank you Helena for making me stretch and grow!