So, when I have one of those creative nights where I'm making necklace after necklace, I don't question it. Admittedly, many times, it's the product of finishing off ideas that were previously started. But sometimes, I'll have a focal on my desk for weeks (or months). Then, suddenly, an idea will come to me, and I'm able to make something with it. There must be an explanation for it - like my subconscious brain is working on the design without my knowing it. Or, maybe muses really do exist, and mine comes and goes as she pleases. Whatever the reason, I just go with it.
I made these on a creative night recently...
The first is the completion of my yellow Tree of Life I posted previously. I've had this idea in my brain a little while, I guess. I don't think I planned on making the chain part symmetrical, but that's how it worked out. Crystals and Sea Glass from Znetshows.
Next are a couple Holiday focals I got (last year and this year) at Beadfest, from White Clover Kiln. The cardinal is from this year. I rooted around in my Czech glass and found these red beads with Picasso finish (from Nirvana Beads) to go with the focal. Then, in my "red" bead stash, I had the red velvet crystals that were sooooo popular several years ago.
The snowman is from last year, also from White Clover Kiln (better late than never). I looked through bags of beads, and the aqua sea glass (from Znetshows) seemed to go. It looks like frosty ice to me. Then, in my search for beads to use, I spotted a strand of antique copper bird beads, and added him (or her). He/she looks like it's about to land on the arm of the snowman. Once I picked out the bird, I simply added round copper beads. I really like the copper color and the aqua sea glass together.
Isn't the bark texture pretty?
And, if I get tired of the bark, the butterfly on the back is nice too!
I spent Black Friday with a girl friend doing nothing but beading. I'll have pictures from that day soon.