I think today is the day that I am supposed to reveal the piece I made for The Studio Sublime's Inspired by Winter challenge I'm not 100% sure as I haven't received a second email confirming all the blog addresses of the other participants, and unfortunately I realised too late to do anything about it!
I'm going to put up my piece anyway, and hope I can recover the other blog addresses a bit later (*Edit* This issue has now been resolved!:)
To be honest with you this winter has been well and truly uninspiring to me. Dull, grey, wet and unfortunately sprinkled with a generous dose of personal problems. So I haven't been creating much (or doing much at all for that matter) for the last month; as you can see from the blog I haven't had anything to write about! I literally had to force myself to sit down and get the pliers out, but I'm glad I did, the creative juices seem to be flowing again and I suddenly have plenty of ideas for other pieces.
So here is the necklace I made:
It's not the greatest, but I'm glad I did it! Those little blue Kyanite chips make me think of shards of ice, or those brilliant blue melt lakes you see in the Arctic. Or most of all, the dazzling blue sky you sometimes see when the world is covered in snow and ice :)
The lovely snowflake pendant is by Bo Hulley Beads, and I was lucky enough to win it in a giveaway over at Artisan Whimsy. Mixed in with the Kyanite, some tiny Czech firepolish beads and some random faceted rondelles (I think they are some kind of dyed quartz) I think it makes a nice icy piece. Not awesome, but nice.
So anyway, heres boo-poo to rubbish winters and creative block, and a big yaaaaaaaay for the fact spring is on its way :) Bring on the lush greens and flower beads!
And thanks to Sally of The Studio Sublime, hopefully if you hop over to her site you can then hop along to see what the other participants have conjured up.
Here are the other blogs, enjoy! :)