Monday, January 7, 2008

6.1.08 A study in design

The process:
The final result:

I wanted to make for Frida a small present for her Birthday. I thought it was today, but actually it is on the 10.1.08. I also wanted it to be ready yesterday - but it didn't came out.
Without Omer, I would never get myself to start neither end this study. I call it now a "study" in order to try to remain positive (I am very unsatisfied about the way it sits on the body and the final result is disappointing).
I wanted to make something simple but nice and somehow I always find myself complicating things.
Frida gave me few months ago some jewels she doesn't wear anymore and she told me I can use the beads for my fun. I unpicked the jewels and there contained mainly 3 kinds of beads: peach corals, died turquoise stones (?) and also pearls. The pearls in this study are from one of those necklaces.
In my last job, Frida was picking me up almost every morning and mostly keeping me sane in this insane place we were working at. I prefer not to detail the funny and horrible stories here. I really feel grateful for her and I had fun to take a drive with her, often listening to "Varda-Raziel Jackond" Radio program and just chatting together.
I don't know what will be the end of the story, will this be a present for Frida or will it be buried in my "depression box"? (The "depression box", is the name I gave the box with all the unfinished projects or projects to be unpicked. In future, I will divide into three boxes: one box for stuff to be unpicked, one box for projects to be redone with better colours/ uniformed seed beads and one box with elements to be repaired). I would gladly replace my "depression box" with the Jar that David Chatt has in his studio - with all kind of seed beads candies and ideas. I admire him so much!
OK, so if you liked it, this is the moment to encourage me, before I break my head to think what special present I can make for Frida. For the moment, I really thank Omer for encouraging me during the whole day (and also helping me with the designing) but I still feel disappointed. Maybe tomorrow I will woke up differently??!


Smadar's Treasure said...

It's very nice and elegant.
I think you pulled the thread too tight, and that is maybe the reason it dosn't sit well on the neck... you still have time to try and improve it, or try to make another one :) don't give up on it..

:) said...

wow... this is very nice! u did a great job. maybe it helps if u add some metal elements. dont give up on this project :)
im trying to do jewelery myself and was searching for different ways of hardening fimo-work. thats how i came across ur blog. and it is very interesting to read ur articles. thank you for sharing all this information.
on what do u line up the beads in this project and how do u fix it so the beads wont fall off. btw... i like the idea of having a "depression box" :D i have one too, just never gave it a name ;). if you want to look around my blog feel free. at the moment im into knitting and crocheting necklaces. hope u get some inspiration.
dani (beecool01 at yahoo dot de)