Monday, March 1, 2010

Creation Is A Personal Thing...

Well, I finally took time to photograph some of the jewelry I've been creating.  My camera decided not to focus properly, do you suppose it's operator error??  Anyway, would love to hear what you think.  I included a better photo group of the necklace I posted earlier.


  1. Wow Coni, these are lovely! I especially like the design of the last one. You must have as varied a bead stash as I do! I like the pendant very much, also. Is it carved wood, stone, or ?

    I don't know where you store beading supplies in your motorhome as I have mine all over my house!

  2. Susan,

    I am learning to live in clutter!! I have garnered our dining table for my art area where I paint and the living room area where my recliner sits is my beading area (thank goodness for great storage containers!). I use an upright Rubbermade bank of drawers to hold my paint supplies (4 drawers - oils, watercolors, sculpting and miscellaneous). DH has learned to live with my creative spirit's mess surrounding him. It's challenging, but not impossible and I'm thankful for our good fortune. Would love to see your work space one day. You, like me, do so many different things.

    The necklace you referred to is actually strung backwards. I began with double strands and created the pendant area first and then beaded away from it to the clasp. My other beading friends said I was out of my mind, but I'm happy with the outcome. I cannot get the beautiful colors of all the beads to show up properly in a photo, however.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What would we do without partners allowing our creative spirits to come out and play?!

    Since I do all of my wire-wrapping and beading while Tom is on the dialysis machine, and we have a dialysis clinic set up in one corner of our large (thankfully!) master bedroom, I have commandeered another corner for my "mobile jewelry studio", which is on a large cart on wheels. This holds all of my tools, beads, findings, etc. in plastic bins, organized so I can find what I need when I need it. That corner also houses a saw horse for when I need to hammer copper, etc. How many people do you know who have a sawhorse in their master bedroom? LOL. But, it works.

    I will give your bass akwards concept of beading from the bottom up a try, when I have a focal pendant or something like that I usually attach it first and then bead to the clasp ends anyway just to keep both sides symmetrical and in alignment, so it is pretty much what I do for focal piece necklaces. I like the look of the dangles in your necklace.

    I am starting to make wrapped eyeglass holders, so will concentrate on those for awhile. So many ideas, so little time!

  4. Susan,

    Almost forgot, the pendant is stone. I thought it was quite charming. The closeup doesn't do it justice.

  5. I like the pendant in the second picture ; it's very elegant.

  6. Duta,

    Thank you so much. Your opinion matters very much to me. BTW, it's my favorite too.