February is hosted by lovely Christine Altmiller, she chose 'Round and Round' as a theme and sent me these beauties:
Seed beading was out of question for me - as this past week has been a little bit of a crazy one (one paper presentation, one assignment due, and 2 other papers due... and that was only on the school's side!), I knew I'll never have time to attempt any beaded rope.
Rummaging through my boxes I found glass pearls in 2 shades of grey (no blue, unfortunately) and decided they'll work the best. Then - you know the deal: the TV on (side note: I am watching lots of Star Trek - The Next Generation with William right now, we've finally introduced him to the series and he was completely hooked after the 1st episode - they aren't even in order!), click-click, snap-snap, wrap-wrap... I decided to keep it simple and long (I have something with long necklaces right now :) ).
I've used the 2 rings as well - you'll see in a moment :)
The pictures of the finished necklace aren't very good, as I just finished it last night and I had no decent lighting (and no energy to figure something out). However, I decided to embellish the focal just a little bit more, to tie my beaded chain into the whole concept (the oval focal was lonely at the end of the long chain, or so it seemed to me).
For some strange reasons I added a clasp - although the chain is long enough to slip it over the head easily... Don't ask, I have no explanation - maybe my brain just wanted to bead 2 more elements?!
This is how it drapes in real life - beautifully! And yes, it is asymmetric - my brain could not cope with symmetry apparently.
Looking at this last picture I realize it looks a bit BOHO :) I wonder if it's the tassel or the beaded focal. Or maybe both.
It needs a name - I just can't think straight at the moment (my apologies, I am also a bit sick - a cold - on top of being overly tired, but this too will pass, I'm sure!).
I would like to thank Christine for being such a gracious host - and Sally, Theres, Cynthia, Emma, and Monique for playing along.
Thank you, too, for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed this new adventure - and please make sure you visit the entire group (it's a small one).
Christine Altmiller (February host)
Alicia Marinache <- you are here
Update [March 1st, 10:23 pm]: After realizing it's Downton Abbey that subconsciously inspired me, and because I love her to bits (with all her imperfections) I decided to name the necklace 'Lady Mary' :) Here's to the lovely Michelle Dockery's character!