I have been finished with my entry for the EBW Bollywood challenge for quite some time. I wanted to make sure that I got this one in on time since I had so much fun making it. But as always I had a hard time convincing myself to drag out the camera and photo tent and tripod, etc, etc, etc. It will be so nice when I have room to have the all this stuff setup all the time. So it will be super easy to just snap some quick pictures. But I digress.
I had been playing with my clay recently. I have boxes of clay and supplies, but have really never sat down and used it. I have tried in the past, but it just wasn't for me. But since my lampwork studio is unusable right now, I thought I'd get out the clay and try again.
I just made a couple cabs. Nothing special, just used some foil I had and made circles and hearts. Just to see what it would look like and if it would be possible to bead around them. I've made a cuff with one of the hearts but, I had this one cab that I didn't know what I was going to do with it. It was huge at about 2 inches wide. What was I going to do with this large pink cab? Then this month's challenge was announced and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
I have decided that I have plenty of product for shows, so I have decided to push myself and try new things. So I have decided to try spiral stitch. And I have to say, I love this stitch. It makes such a lovely beaded rope for pendents and medallions or just by itself. And it works up so much quicker for me that my other favorite; circular herringbone. I have been playing with different beads sizes and type also, and love what is coming out. I'll have pictures of some of those soon.
I used the silver lined gold, the copper lined clear, the vintage beads, as well as a transparent pink to bring the color of the cab into the beaded rope. Then I got a huge filigre button for the clasp. Love that button so much; it's just so pretty.
Now I only have the problem of naming this creation and getting it listed on etsy. I guess I have a couple days still to do this. But I better get my butt in gear. That's easier said then done these days.
You can check out my challenge entry piece HERE on etsy.