Saturday 12 October 2013

Pyrite & Copper Skull Choker & A Gift...

I put this together at the market today. These are pyrite skulls from Rainbow Beads that I bought at the Grand River Bead Society show & sale last weekend. I can't believe it was a whole week ago.

The customer for whom the choker was intended suggested leaving out the two skulls on the sides, so I will be remaking it this week. I often think my work suffers from being too "graphic designery", too precise and balanced. I have all these great, loosey-goosey designs in my head screaming to get out but by the time they get made end up very tight and controlled. Back to bead soup, I think. What I do like the look of and think is effective are the goldy-silvery metal tube beads with the thin copper on either side with the matte black glass beads.

And....... I was given a present today at the market that is so beautifully wrapped I don't want to open it. It's quite heavy. It doesn't slosh -- and I was assured that it wasn't chocolate -- so it won't spoil if I let it sit here being admired for a few days. The dried leaf was found pressed in a book that had been sitting in an attic for over 40 years.

Thank you, Winter, for the beautiful gift, and thank you all for looking!


Anonymous said...

Didn't know you had posted this up here. That's wicked cool. You're welcome. Glad it brought you so much happiness.

Barbara said...