Saturday, 14 May 2011
Do you ever find yourself thinking up a name for a piece of jewellery as you're making it?
I often find myself working around a theme or idea for a piece.
I know I'm only learning and it might sound a little grand to say I am 'inspired' to make a piece but you know when you see something; whether it be a piece of art, a beautiful colour scheme or even a tasty looking piece of cake (the best kind of inspiration!), and you use that idea, mood or colour to help choose your beads.
When that happens I find it easier to make something than other days when it seems so hard to put things together. I suppose that must be the beading equivalent of 'writers block' - 'beading block'?
When these beads arrived though the post I was initially disappointed
as the chain links were way too small to fit a jump ring through.
However I was determined to make something out of this
and discovered that I could just about manoeuvre a head pin through the gap.
So I pushed the head pins through the chain, threaded on a bead to the other side
and then wire wrapped loops, attaching the clasp this way.
Disaster averted and I'm actually quite pleased with the result.