Therese published a picture of their December beads - and I recognized the gorgeous teal Boro beads she gifted me with on our first Holiday Bling challenge. I truly love those beads, but I haven't figured out how to best use them yet... In commenting on Therese's post she kindly invited me to her an Christine's get-together this month... today. I accepted (I second-guessed myself a lot in the process) - because I love Therese's and Christine's work alike - and because this would be a push to do something with those beauties.
Christmas came and it hasn't really passed yet (we take the days between Christmas and Epiphany slowly, in terms of work, and crazy busy in terms of getting together with friends and family) - yesterday was the only day when we didn't have friends over so I decided that'll be the day to get into my attic studio and do some creative work. Hiatuses are apparently good for the brain: I went up, turned the light on (the skylight is covered in snow :)), turned the heat on, the radio... and this is what happened:
I was looking for a way to show off the bead(s) in a not very simple way, I wanted a bit of intricacy, of complexity... I hope I achieved it - in real life the pendant looks really neat. Suffice to say I am pleased with the result - and afraid to try it second time :) [I am of the tribe where things get perfect 1st time and then take a couple of extra tries to get it right again]
I will have to try it again, though - I have 4 more gorgeous beads!
I would like to thank Therese and Christine for allowing me to participate in their wonderful get-together - now please visit my two friends and check what they have created!
I can't believe we are at the end of another year...
Wising you all a wonderful and very Happy New Year!