I’d been hurting for a little inspiration and motivation at the end of 2009 so I took the advice of the experts and took that first step: I started making things. Sometimes all you need is a little motion to get you going in the right direction. I’m still lacking the solution to some projects but I have a growing pile of ‘productive procrastination’ projects. Here’s a few:
A customer challenged me to make them bright roses in the colour of my citrus canes. So I did. Some of these canes are in my Rainbow of Roses listing. The bracelets are basically wrist candy to get myself using my own beads, especially the swirlies. How else do you sell the things if you can’t convince people they should be essential parts of their art?
Well little lavender roses but lilies was much more alliterative.
I have been working on small shaped beads again. I’d like to get a bunch of roses and other shaped cane beads done so that I can finish up my bracelet making for the fall season of sales! I’d REALLY like to but I keep sitting in the last bit of sun and enjoying my summer he he.
The first bracelet prototype will be from these guys though:
I have to make up a few rose leaves and then get wiring! I wonder if I can go sit in the sunshine and make bracelets without dozing off?
As I was cranking through a bead order I made little dimensional roses from the scraps. The cane decorated size of the sheet is on the inside of the rose for little faux fabric roses. The individual beads are small – about 3/8″.
Then, because I distract like nothing else sometimes, I got making canes. One of them was to match the order I was working on (so, you know, vaguely related). The other was a cane on my To Do List – a sea turtle.
This post marks my 55th Year of Clay post. It took me about 18 months to actually do a year of posts but I had taken six months off in the middle of that. I’ve now been back on the wagon pretty regularly so I am going to discontinue the series and keep all my show and tell / in the studio posts in that category. Hopefully it won’t make me save up things for only once a week showings!