I finally have something new!!! I know, crazy right? But it's true. I've been working on a bunch of new stuff and I finished this baby up last week. Well i'ts almost finished. I haven't painted the frame, but the beadwork is all finished. I call it City Lights. I was joking with J that this must be downtown Madison because the tallest building is only six stories (we don't have sky scrapers here in Madison).
I decided to try and make a few beaded pictures like this because I was asked at a few shows if I have ever made any that were scenes not just pretty designs. That got me thinking, why not? I've made many a cuff that had a lovely beaded theme on it, like my Walk in the Garden cuff, so why not try it out on a larger scale.
I'm very happy with this one. It's simple, but still awesome. Okay, I think it's awesome, I'm not really sure if anyone else feels that way. But I feel like I'm finally starting to find my voice in beadwork. I'm finding something that I really love to do. Something that I can put my heart and soul into. And I'm loving that. It only took me fifteen years ;-)
I am currently working on a new beach themed picture. I guess as winter starts blowing in (and boy was it this morning), I'm thinking of tropical islands and warm sandy beaches. Sounds wonderful. Whoa, I think I just started to daydream there, lets get back to beadwork. So, as I was saying, I'm working on a new one that I'll have progress pictures soon.
So what do you think, yay or nay? And do you have any suggestions on frame color. I was thinking maybe silver, but I'm not sure. I'd love to hear everyone's opinion.
Have a wonderful Monday!