Monday, February 28

One Done, One Not So Much

So I was extremely productive this weekend.  I am very happy with myself.  It seems like I've been so obsesed with the house and getting it painted, and decorated, and looking like a home, that I've put me bead work on the back burner.  That makes me a little sad.  But not this past weekend, I was super woman when it came to beadwork!!!

I finished up my orange and green beaded brooch.  I'm in love with this one.  I love how elegant it looks.  The colors are great.  I'm so happy with how it turned out.

Now for the brooch that didn't work out so well.  I was also working on a brooch that was bright and sunny; the opposite of what it looks outside my window right now.  I had such high hopes for it.  I thought it would lift my spirits and get me ready for spring.  Well it hasn't.  It's one of those projects that just problem after problem arise.  You know the one, the one that doesn't go right no matter how easy it is.  No matter how much you think it's going to be a quick little project to fill some time, nope, that's not how it works.  Well after broken bead and more broken beads, I decided to put that project aside and come back to it when I wasn't so frustrated and ready to throw it across the room.  I'm hoping to have calmed down enough to finish that baby up soon.  Who knew a fun bright project would make me so angry?!?

I'm also working on a few beaded pendents.  Big ones with fringe (oh god that's such an awful word) and sparkles and what not.  Pendents that demand attention from anyone around you.  I can't wait to finish them up and get the pictures up.  I'm so happy with them.  One is my project for ArtBeads, which I hope to be done with that this week.  It's big and beautiful.  I'm in love with these new ones.

I have a few other ideas that I can't wiat to start.  My sketch books seem to be overflowing with ideas as of late.  Which is fantastic.  Now if only I can get that bead/glass studio organized!

I am also loving my new tripod (thanks to Rose at The Beading and Buttons of Random Creative for the suggestion).  I missed having a tripod and I'm loving this one.  It's just simple and a photographer would probably laugh at it, but it works great for me.  But now I have to actually sit down and get some pictures taken.  My next purchase will be for a remote shutter, because waiting for the camera timer is killing me :-)           


randomcreative said...

You're welcome! I'm really glad that tripod is working out for you. I know that serious photographers would laugh at it, but as I said before, it's more than sufficient for indoor jewelry shooting.

Can you adjust the timer amount on your camera? Mine has different settings (as well as a custom option) so I normally go with 2 seconds. Waiting the standard 10 or 15 seconds would drive me crazy.

Three Fates said...

It's a great tripod for me. I'm so glad I decided to go with a floor model and not another table top one. Thank you again for your suggestion! It's awesome!

I don't have the option of changing my timer setting. It's 10 sec or nothing. So I just need to pick up a shutter remote. It will make things go so much faster! :-)

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