I’ve gone crazy. That’s the only way to explain it.
That or the heat got to me.
Fried my frontal lobes so I couldn’t reason properly.
Seemed like a good idea when I volunteered. Panic started to set in. How was I going to do two projects? I started to surf the ‘net to avoid the whole situation. Ah but nothing like another blog to help you out!
Enter Deryn Mentock’s Something Sublime and her Jewelry Challenge using Mary Hettmansperger’s new book, Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet. I loved Mary’s first book and this one is even better! I bought it immediately and decided I had to do “Project 3: Bead Shelf Necklace.”
It was perfect for a phrase that’s been running through my head lately,
what lies beneath
I wanted to show a little scene where on the surface it looked one way yet under the shelf or beneath it, you’d see something different. I wanted to keep the copper, antiqued and verdigris colors so I incorporated my flameworked glass beads and spirals in copper green, gaia and opal yellow. The spirals represent those things or situations in our lives that haven’t been worked out and keep coming back to us – like in a spiral. I’ve left a hole on the shelf empty as if it’s a hole in the ground, a way for those above to look in and see if they can see what’s there.
The completed project is supposed to be a necklace but I wanted this to hang on my wall. Perfect for Ornament Thursday, a small wall ornament.
Let’s see what the other Ornament Thursday Girls have created for this month…
Art Bead Scene
ABS Editor Cindy Gimbrone Goes Red Hot Crazy!
Beading Help Web is RED HOT!
Lynn Kvigne takes up the torch and shows you how to make a toe ring using fine silver.
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Trendy, Popular and Red Hot!
It’s Red Hot July in Arizona!
Lisa finally finishes a project from over a year ago. Check out this “hot” take on a changeable necklace.
Katie’s Bead Blog
Check out Katie’s Red Hot faux coral necklace! It’s a punch of color with a summery feel.
Linda Ausburg at BeadStyle Magazine
Linda shares a red-hot card she created.
Michelle is RED HOT!
Well, really, Margot is…
Hotsie Totsie Plexi-glass Flower pendant over on Candie’s blog!
Strands of Beads
The heat is rising, and Melissa is making a Red Hot Firecracker necklace!
Swell Designer a.k.a. Alexa Westerfield
The Swelldesigner gets red hot with a Hunka Hunka Burner Necklace!
Too Red Hot
Our own Michelle Zimmerman has been hard at work this month sculpting a devil of a project for your enjoyment.