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!