I’m getting ill – again! It started yesterday but I really can’t be doing with it right now (like anyone ever can…). My folks have both had a ferocious bug and I guess it’s my turn to have it. I thought I’d escaped but I should know better, really. And – perfect timing – it’s market day tomorrow.
I’m just hoping I can keep it together for five hours, then resign myself to the full force of its grottiness. Anyway, here’s some of the new pieces I’ll have on the stall. My soup from Lori has had me thinking about greens and blues.
(driftwood wheels – Nature Scavenger)
(lampwork bead – Glass Bead Art)
I always photograph bracelets with button clasps with the button to the front, but sometimes that means you can’t see some of the ‘special bits’, like these lampwork beads.
But this view doesn’t really work. I guess I’ll end up having to photograph it again – argh! I’m afraid I can’t name the lampworker as I bought them from a friend who was de-stashing and couldn’t remember who made them. Anyone recognise them?
Still struggling with dismal grey photographs…
(ceramic lentil – Golem Studios)
I shared this necklace a while ago, and said I thought it was too simple. I decided it definitely was and have dressed it up a bit. These would match nicely.
(ceramic drops – Scorched Earth)
I’ve got a bunch of pieces that I made for a project in the latest edition of Beads and Beyond. It’s funny – I’ve found, doing magazine stuff, that you sometimes make things that don’t really fit with the rest of the stuff in your shop. I’m not sure if I’ll list all of these, and these aren’t all the pieces I made for the project. Most of them have some Scorched Earth in them, so I won’t keep repeating my credits! The ombre polymer pieces were made by me.
I’ve got a confession I have to make with this next necklace. I was majorly led by a piece that Lorelei Eurto made, and the piece that initially inspired her. I got these wooden bars and was puzzling what to do with them. I did try to resist but… ach well… This is the piece I mentioned the time before last, featuring the tricky wooden rectangle that I included in Lori’s soup. I hope I’ve managed to put my own spin on it; and I managed to get one of those rectangles used!
(ceramic bird – Blueberribeads, ceramic rectangle – Jubilee, ceramic cap – Scorched Earth)
Finally, here’s a necklace in which I finally used one of my sets of Happy Fallout Palimpsest beads. It’s going to end up being pretty pricey because of all the different stuff I used.
I’ve had it planned for some time. It would be lovely if someone bought it, but I suspect it will hang around… Hey ho… The market is on from 10am – 3pm tomorrow, in Frome town centre. My pitch is in front of Fat Face, just outside my front door. Small mercies!!