Thursday, October 6, 2011

One of Those Days

It has been one of those days, and it's only a little after 10 in the morning.

I have been working on a necklace inspired by a Middle Eastern bridal piece. The design has changed about 4 times already. That part is ok. The part that is frustrating me is I am using size 15 seed beads in the piece and I have noticed, more than halfway through the piece, I have miscounted beads in 2 places. Is that something people will notice? No, but I know that mistake is there and it's bugging me! Do I undo the piece to where the mistake occurred, or do I just keep going? Really, it's not something that is going to affect the looks or the way it hangs, or anything, why can't I just leave it the way it is and finish the silly thing?

This is a picture of the very beginning of the piece. I will post another picture of the finished piece, and let you know whether I took it apart and corrected it. By-the-way, the mistake is not in the part that I am showing, so don't look for the mistake in it.*L*

On the bright side of things, I did, finally get some pictures of other pieces taken and downloaded onto my computer. The first one is a gold and peridot green piece I did a few months ago. It kind of has that Middle Eastern look to it. I don't know if that is because of the gold or the shapes I used or what.  What do you think, does it look kind of Middle Eastern to you?

And this is a barefoot sandal. I love the turquoise and peach/apricot colors together. Now, I just need to make another one to go with it.

This is part of a bridal collection I am working on. Very simple design, but in person it is gorgeous. When the light hits all the crystals, and the crystal colored twisted bugles, the sparkle is fantastic. And, it is so versatile with the ribbon. It can be tied at the back, on the side, or in the front.

 Ok, I have ended this blog on a positive note, so it is time for me to get back to work and finish that piece. The frustration is gone and I am ready. Let's do this thing!


  1. I love all the pieces in this post. I do think the gold one has an exotic look to it, but can't definitely place an area. I wish I could see them in person. I know beads are hard to capture in a photo.

  2. Yes, they are. Especially the ones that really have shine and sparkle.
    Thanks for your comments, I appreciate it.