Definition of "creative", according to my dictionary:
creating; able to create; inventive, imaginative; showing imagination as well as routine skill.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

YOJ week two

I bought Robin Atkin's Beaded Treasures book on the weekend and just had to give it a try right away. This is the result. I am calling it "And Now For Something Completely Different" because it is. I don't know when the last time I used seed beads was, and I've never used cord of any type before. This was fun, if rather a lot of work, and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

My own lampwork, in camo colours, along with czech firepolished beads, seed beads, pearls, and some little mystery-metal spacers. The toggle is wood. This isn't something I'm goign to do a lot of but I do have a couple of other ideas floating around in my head now so it probably won't be the last in this style either.


Robin said...

Oooooh!!! This is delightful, and very, very good for your first try at finger weaving! Thanks for your email remarks about my book, Beaded Treasures. I'm glad you liked it. Your lampwork beads are gorgeous! You are right in assuming that bracelets like this are a little too time consuming to be competitive in a retail jewelry business. But, I've never had any trouble getting a decent return on necklaces made with this finger weaving technique.

Tracy said...

Thank you for the compliment, Robin! I appreciate it very much.

Carolina said...

I really like this bracelet! For some reason it makes me think of rock pools.