Saturday, December 10, 2011
I had a bit of fun making bangles with more than a bit of inspiration from fanciful devices
She's very free with the sharing of her techniques and ideas.
In fact she welcomes you to try to make anything that she shows on her blog, she's got plenty more ideas.
I used beads from my stash that I wouldn't normally use... like the big bag of beads someone thought I might be able to use. I didn't think so at the time because they don't necessarily go with my lampwork and designs but it was a fun exercise in freeing up my ideas of what can work.
Especially the randomness, that helped make the funky beads look even funkier.
I used sari silk, mexican woven fabric and even some fabric scraps that I picked up on the migrant trail near our house.
I made bright ones, brighter ones and some neutral ones
The hard part for me is sizing them. I have skinny wrists and tend to design for my size and then I wonder if I made some too big. We'll see.
Other news is that our apartment in Tucson is painted, tiled and carpeted now. it was too late in the evening for photos so I guess that will have to wait until next trip to the city.
meanwhile the Mr. is decorating the house and propping up our new tree and I'm being beckoned for assistance.
Ciao! xoxo Kim