....to be busy! With the holidays upon us -- and Hanukkah behind us--it's time to get wound up to begin 2013 with a bang....I've got a series of new pieces -- one-of-a-kind and limited edition churning out as I write.
The double helix necklace is being developed in a multitude of colors. The white-on-white with pearls at the closure sold for the holidays (see above). A wonderful gift and most reasonably price for the work involved. I've now been working on many other colors, including a pale pink seed and white crystal bugle with a mabe pearl closure....
And I finally finished the most amazing beaded ammonite asymmetrical necklace seen below. Working on a number of other specials for the Spring show.
Currently, I am a mere 4 places from getting into the ACC show in Baltimore again this year again. It would be Wholesale-Retail, but it would be IN the show again. After so much disappointment in 2012, I truly hope that 2013 begins to turn around. I've applied to and am waiting to hear from a number of other shows, so stay tuned. New pictures and a new look for the booth are in the works as well.
Drop me a note if you have an interest in the DNA necklace in special colors. It's a perfect bridal necklace, and I can even hang crystals on the inside for some additional "pop." Head over to my website (www.theafine.com) and leave me a message; or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, happy holidaze everyone! May 2013 be a beautiful year for us all!
It's December; I'm wait-listed for the American Craft Council show. The list of rejections grows at an alarming pace. It feels a bit depressing to have had such an UP year last year and what may well be a DOWN year this coming year...at least from a sales and shows perspective.
I'm considering new pictures -- or at least different pictures.
The GOOD news is that my creativity is alive and well.
I completed a fabulous undersea necklace that would be so stunning on a bride with a strapless gown....Picture of the work will come in my next post. In the meantime, I share a focal piece I did as part of a necklace for a friend. Bead embroidery....not something I do often, and I know why!
It features a wonderful cabochon by Marsha Neal...it's in a burnt red shade and most striking. It was a custom job; the friend chose the cab and the colors. I got to make them sing together!
And whole new series of pieces using bow-tie beads is underway....They're what I call the lazy woman's right-angle-weave beads. I've got one in two-tone....reminds me a bit of Moorish design, or perhaps a starfish unzipped....Picture will be posted soon....
Keep good thoughts about upcoming show juries in mind for me!! And do keep fingers crossed that I get into ACC again from my place on the waiting list! If not, I WILL be there, nonetheless, helping out a wonderful beader and colleague, Kathy King. Her work is AMAZINGLY different....she works her beads sideways and the thread is a key design element. What is so gratifying about beading is how each of us works with the same media and it yields such entirely distinct and different results!
I WILL persevere....
In the meantime, be in touch, particularly if you need a last-minute gift for a special someone for the holidays! My beaded beads and tiny sparkly pendants make wonderful (and unusual) stocking-stuffers.
This blog is where Thea Fine, Beading Design meets Fine WordCrafters (my writing/editing activities). I hope you find it a happy collision of my two artful worlds.