My bead mat has been a buzzing this month, with both old and new friends! It’s impossible to choose a favourite project, so I’ll just let them speak for themselves.
I started out the month with a couple of resin classes. One impromptu evening session, and a second scheduled workshop. I’ve already shown photos of my students work, but here are a couple of examples of my own work. A floral pendant, started in a previous class; another pendant, this time starring tiny stones; an acrylic and resin tile; and finally, a couple of metal clay pieces, too fragile to stand on their own. I also worked on some ho hum, freeform pendants (more experimenting required), and a few recycled bottle caps. No photos to show!
Next, was my Wire Garden workshop. I forgot to bring my Canon, so no photos to show here either. My own piece was worked on during two separate workshops, but is not even close to being completed, so I hesitate to show it now. I just need a little dedicated time to complete it!
One of my favourite things to do in life (next to playing with beads and fibre), is to mess about with paper and paint! I showed you my in-progress postcards last week; was going to include some stampings (in black, permanent ink); but instead decided to just add simple blue dots (with the same acrylic paint), using the eraser end of a pencil. It’s past time to mail these beauties, but I’m happy to have them finished!
I just can’t stop mono-printing! I’ll just blame it on getting ready for my Creative Play session, on March 23rd. The many and varied uses, include collage, resin projects, postcards, cards, bookmarks, paper beads, journals, framing, etc. How about stitching paper, into a mixed media necklace? I know, a new project!!
To close out the post, I’ve included an in-progress shot of my latest freeform peyote piece. It’s currently cluttering up my bead mat, while being worked around a small piece of driftwood. The trouble with freeform, is that you never really know when its finished! It doesn’t really matter, because I plan to just relax and enjoy the process!
What’s on your bead mat this month?