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.