Back in March she sent us a kit of cultured sea glass and some other elements:
I was so enchanted by my glass ~ I love sea glass (even when it's cultured) and the colours of my package was speaking of dark nights with purple dreams.
But then my crazy life intervened and while the package was always on my mind, the same mind wouldn't come up with a design.
I tried this:
It looked beautiful on the mat, but it was definitely not me. Back to thinking.
Earlier this week it became this:
I tried to knot the seas glass, thinking I can wrap it around my wrist as well. But I did't like it either.
So Friday evening I was in panic mode and went back to what I feel it is me: wire :)
I have created 2 different tassels: one using fabric scraps from a dress I always loved to pieces (the blue & white material), a gorgeous piece of lace sent by my mom, and a leather flower (also sent by my mom). I added one of the glass pieces, wire wrapped, and one of the 2 boat charms. Instant love!
The second tassel is even more simple in design: a wrapped wire circle, added a few small glass pieces, in an asymmetric design; with a few of the elements: 2 of the beach glass pieces, the other boat charm, and one of the metal beads made into a small charm. Love? check!
The best part of this? it really is 3 necklaces: the simple, flowing one, with no tassels.
#2 with one of the tassels.
#3 with the other tassel.
This was my journey; thank you for following along!
Thank you, Lisa, for the wonderful kit and the opportunity to get out of my usual gemstones 'box'. Obviously I didn't get too much out of the box :) I still have tons of the glass which I hope to put to good use (I love the lovely lavender shade! or that star). I also need to find a name, Starry Night comes to mind (especially for #1 or #3) :)
Please ensure you visit the group - I am looking forward to seeing what beauties have been created!
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
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Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Rosee Floss Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things <- you're here
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
MaryAnne Kelly Hobbs-Fernie - TBD
Kelly Fletcher – TBD
Diana Chavis - TBD