If you were looking for my Bead Soup Blog Party post, find that here – Psst – there is a giveaway!
Here we are, end of May almost and it’s time to bring you another installment of the CC7A. It’s crazy to think it’s already the end of May, but really here we are. As a reminder here is the gang, brought together by Alicia to have a grand old time.
Here’s the team:
Monique of A Half-Baked Notion
Christine of One Kiss Creations
Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers
Sally of The Studio Sublime
Therese of Therese's Treasures
Alicia of All The Pretty Things
and me makes 7
This month Alicia has provided some gems for all of us to be inspired by the seasons. I received some pretty crazy lace agate and, yet again, did not take a photo before I got down to business. I had the little bag sitting on my work table and while I was working on another project this one sort of jumped up and butted in, in the best of ways.
I was mixing some cut away bits of clay and was enjoying the striated silver/grey/white when I realized it would be perfect for the cab. I went skinnier and skinnier on my pasta machine until I had a long thin piece to play with. This is also when the gems turned decidedly winter in feeling. I felt like a was wrapping the cab face with a polymer scarf against a cold wind.
I tried not to cover up too much stone, just enough to be secure in its voluminous polymer folds. About the only time I tolerate yellow is with a cool grey so the rest of the palette was really shouting “go on – just use yellow would you!”
So I did!
Oh drat, I didn’t really give you that view all in focus… but I made these three little textured concave discs in polymer that I later drilled holes in one I decided which way was up and to act as the clasp (button style) on the right.
I went very different on the knotting. I was going for a denser bunch on the right and thinning out on the left. I will need to explore more but I like that it is a bit unexpected from one side to the other.
Lastly, a view of it on. I must dash today so I won’t talk your ear off. Today is Averleigh’s 4th birthday and while the official party with friends will be on the weekend coming up today calls for celebrating too!
She certainly looks up for an adventure with her cheesy grin before preschool. I also had to stifle a giggle as she started to recount a story to me this morning “Back when I was three…” sheesh!