I guess that you could say that I’m colour crazy! Not to mention, that I’m not in the least shy about it!!
Okay, I did just buy a new black coat, and come to think of it, a new black vest as well. But black is such a practical colour for winter!
After I finished my blog post from last week, I realized that my colour crazy story was not finished! I showed you some of my first Bead Journals, but didn’t show you the rest of that series (I made twelve of them). So, I’ll just finish them off, starting with the very first one that I made!! BTW, they’re definitely not in order.
I started this one at Christmas time, up at my sister’s place in Sault Ste Marie. If I remember correctly, it was snowing like crazy, and I needed a larger selection of colours (I always need more beads!)! Bead Journals, visiting, and TV watching, are a perfect combination. Oh, and don’t forget about snacking!!!
Small they are, but there’s still enough room for each of them to contain little pieces of my heart! Sigh! I do so love revisiting them!!
Onwards and upwards, but not really colour crazy! I showed you a few progress shots of the Howlite cabochon (purchased years ago) that I’ve been working on. It’s now finished, but I still don’t know what I’ll do with it, other than designing a class (still not on the schedule yet). You’ll notice that it’s black, white, silver, and crystal! Does this qualify as a colour crazy story? Probably not, but I’m happy with how it turned out. It’s quite a large piece, and still doesn’t know if it wants to be a brooch, or a pendant. I’m leaning towards the brooch idea, because I think that it’ll look fabulous on my oversized, red wool shawl!
I was not only colour crazy the last couple of weeks, but I was also sick with the dreaded cough!! I also taught four different workshops, so perhaps crazy is not a bad word to use!!! Each class was different, but all shared a taste of colour play! I love turning students on to my way of mixing colours!!! Heh, heh, heh! I especially love the looks on their faces, when I suggest that they mix up their nice, tidy, little piles of seedbeads, into a colourful mess. Evil I am!!! But my nefarious plan, loosens everyone up, and allows them to wallow in their colour choices, so it’s not all bad!
I wish that I had taken photos of all the colour mixes, but as usual, I got caught up in the moment, and totally forgot! The colour choices, in last Sunday’s workshop alone (Freeform Peyote Bracelet), was absolutely spectacular. A sophisticated mix, the night sky, verdant green, and an icy wonderland were all represented in my students work. The results are going to be spectacular! As for my piece, I was definitely working outside my comfort zone, as I find it particularly hard to work with an earthy mix (but I do love my Fire Opal focal bead)! I’m still not really sure how I feel about it, but will persevere! However, I’ll probably finish off my blue bracelet first (as it’s oh, so easy for me to work with blues).
I love my colour crazy stories, and with your permission, will share more of them in the future. However, for now, I need to immerse myself in some holiday shenanigans!!! I suspect that colour may play a starring role!!