Today is a three post day!
I’m going to show you the backside first, as it turns out I didn’t get any wide shots front ways that are worth sharing (still staring up at that dSLR learning curve)
I call myself a blue girl and I knew this piece would be blue all over. This reverse of the focal is actually a test piece from the gift I made my dad for Christmas. It was handy so it was pressed into service as a connection point for the knotted bead chain and the dangling bottle.
This bottle is a recycled, unused, cryogenic vial. Did I hear you say “huh?” - It’s a plastic screw top vial, liquid tight, that is used for storing lab specimens and such in the very cold freezers like -86C. Covered in polymer I thought it would be the perfect keeper for things I would like to manifest. With the aid of a strip of quilling paper and a fine pen I have 20 inches of things to manifest rolled up and tucked neatly inside.
Can you read my handwriting on the centre of that blue poppy-esque flower? It says manifest. I thought of serveral ways of including the word but in the end writing it on felt like the natural choice. I have a whole pack of this quilling paper so I can always add new thoughts and intentions to my vial as the years go by. The lampwork you see just above the cap is from Karolen Deupree and there are a few more sprinkled in with my polymer beads.
These disk beads that are knotted with waxed lined to form the chain to throw this necklace over my neck are a new design I’ve been playing with. I spent the week with different patterns and colours and I really enjoyed the balance of control versus serendipity with this little bead.
Here is where you come in!
I would love the hear your thoughts on these new beads. How would you use them? Ideas for colour palettes you would enjoy seeing? What would you call them? (I’m struggling with a descriptive name) Ombre sets?
You see I usually try something out and if I get a little uneasy about it it can sit in a box for a few years. I don’t want to see that happen to these little babies cuz I think they have potential. So I want to live up to my word and manifest these little beads into a line in my shop. I’d love your feedback to get me rolling.
Your reward – a chance to win 10 beads like I used in this Manifest necklace
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Ok that’s more than enough from me today! Thank you for reading all the way through. Thank you to Tracy for the inspiration. Please follow on to see what all these talented ladies made to make 2013 a banner year.
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