Monday, October 19, 2009
What's in a Name
Hello, it's me with yet another simple stringing project for you this week. As with last week's piece, my goal here was to create a non-traditional looking seasonal necklace.
My favorite bead here is the ceramic checkered bead by Joan Miller. For some reason, I always associate black and white checks with masquerades and elaborate costumes, so I thought it would be fun to use this in a seasonal piece, despite the lack of any really overt autumn or Halloween motif. I combined them with my second favorites beads in the piece - the black lucite roses, which are certainly nicely gothic and seasonal. I had a bit of difficulty photographing these beads clearly. They're marginally easier to see in this shot:
The beads at the back of the piece are lava (am I the only one who has trouble finding the stringing holes in lava beads? these took me about three times as long to string as they should have). The amber chunks seemed like a good idea at the time, but now that I look soberly at the photos, I'm not so sure. Hmmm.
Can you believe that Halloween is almost here? Tune in next week for the final Terrorific Tuesday.
ps. If you find the title of this post cryptic - it's simply a reference to the fact that I couldn't come up with a name for this piece. It's the No Name Necklace.