It’s been a while. I’m slowly waking up from my time off, and starting to get back to work. For a while there, I was running out of steam and inspiration, and instead of getting worried about it, I took some time off to get my head together, and make room for new ideas.
My muse has returned from wherever she wandered off to. She hasn’t told me where she travelled, but it has something to do with ancient places and magical realms. When she started unpacking her bags, all of these wonderful forms and textures tumbled out, and I’ve been helping her document and archive them. Now it’s time to put them to work. It feels good.
So, it’s into the studio today with a solid plan and overflowing inspiration….
Thank you, my beautiful Muse, and welcome home.
My soup ingredients:
My final piece…
I tried to incorporate everything, but in the end, I left out the large round cream colored beads… I really wanted to focus on Lisa’s beautiful focal piece, and found that the size of the stone beads was eclipsing the focal. So in the end, I used only three. I cut a heart out of the center of the focal disc, and backed it with a faux bone disc which was colored using alcohol inks. I then riveted it to the brass. The heart was then used as a charm.
This was such a challenge for me! I’ve re-worked the piece 3 or 4 times, and what I secretly want to do…. shhhh… don’t tell anyone, is to just wear the focal on a brass chain 🙂 But this is a bead challenge after all, and that just wont do!
Now…. I’m off to join the Blog Party…..grab my waist and join the conga line!!!!
I got my beads! Lovely choice of beads, ribbon and handmade metal components made by the talented Joolz By Lisa. (aka Lisa Liddy)
The Bead Soup Blog Party has begun… Lisa should get hers any day now…. I’m afraid I was a bit of a flake and didn’t get mine to her as soon as I could have. (So what else is new?… sorry Lisa!)
What the heck am I talking about?? Check HERE.
Now…. what to do with them???
Choices….choices….this is the FUN part!!