Has someone put the year on fast forward? Seriously,where has 2016 gone, and why are the holidays right around the corner? I am convinced that there is a time warp enacted, someone must have pushed the button back in March...
I think we were all excited about Jen's sugar skulls this month at the Art Elements blog! Mine arrived a few days before I left on my first vacation in three and a half years - also my first trip home in the same amount of time. I tucked it into my little box of beads and projects, along with some pre-stitched pieces and coordinating beads. I knew I would be busy with daytrips, family and travel...but sometimes it's really beneficial to have a family of hermits that go to bed early. My brother and I spent a couple of evenings watching moves while I beaded. Now, looking at my creation while separated from my home by 3,000 miles, I can see the influences of the Pacific Northwest.
SueBeads. I had originally intended to leave the strands separate, but after I got them all attached to the clasp, I didn't like the results. Not wanting to restring anything, I tried a simple braid and the undulation of the lampwork strand now seems to fit into the rest of the piece better. As you can see, I added some embellishment to the herringbone side as well - to add some visual weight as a counterbalance, and to tie it into the organic party in the middle... The clasp is a simple s-hook, and I attached one of Sue's little flower dangles for a bit more whimsy.
I hope you will hop along and check out what everyone else made with Jen's lovely skulls! I'm off to do just that!
Staci Louise Smith
Karin Grosset Grange
Art Elements Team
Cathy Spivey Mendola
- Lindsay M Starr is a beadwork and mixed media artist currently based in Nashville, TN. She spent her early childhood in Alaska, and her school age and college years in Oregon. Lindsay has a great appreciation for history, science, and nature and is consistently inspired by insects, sea life, color, and the significance of beads and beadwork throughout human history. She spends her days beading, walking at the zoo, and practicing yoga. Lindsay loves to share her knowledge and passion for beads and beadwork to hobbyists of all skill levels.