So, the more I looked at the Barrette with the triangular Pietresite stone in the middle, the more I disliked the skimpy fringe, so today I took the fringe off and doubled it. Looks so much better now. So now I'm thinking that I will add more fringe on the green "New Jade" Barrette also. It just makes it a little heavier, but looks so much better. Then I better get them in the mail and quit looking at them. What's next? Well time will tell.
I would like to say that I am done making Barrettes for awhile, but just as sure as I say that, someone will want one a color that I have not made yet. Anyway, here are the last four, the Aqua blue one is for the Gal that has ordered three from me, and the brown one with the fabulous Pietrisite cab is for her sister, who has long blonde hair, and needs a longer style barrette. She also purchased the green one that I used the" New Jade" cab and beads on.(Pictured in my previous post) Now can I move on, PLEASE. Well, beadwork is beadwork I guess. I do enjoy it, but I enjoy it more when I'm not under the gun with a deadline. Or do I?
Ok, so two down almost three......Barrettes that is. Came home early yesterday from work..not feeling so great, however today, other than a dull headache I have felt better. Back to work tomorrow. Anyway, I am posting the Barrettes that I have finished including the one I made for my boss lady a couple of years ago(the pink and black one). She showed that one to a customer and of course thats what the customer wants, only a different color. So the green one is the one I did for her, I had to make it longer to suit her but I think it came out pretty nice anyway. The copper colored one has six vintage square nailheads in the design. Love those vintage beads. The center medallion is also a vintage earring. Old earrings sure come in handy. I love using found objects in my beadwork.
For some reason I fell behind on my Bead Journal pages, however, I am fast catching up. I finished August and September today, and have an idea for October, then I just have November left and I will have all 12 Months finished. August was the month of the show at the gallery that I took part in and my part was devoted to the Raven pretty much, so of course my August BJP is also devoted to the Raven. September is the month that we work on the Burning Basket project, so my September square depicts this event. I received a call today for more Barrettes, just when I had a new project lined up. So, tomorrow is Barrette day, then I can get on with my other projects. I have been following "Mandys" blog, she is learning a new bead technique every day for a year...wow! What dedication she has, and what great new things she has learned. I must say I have learned a few things from her Blog also. So, someday I will have more free time to concentrate on a few new things, someday..........Well, here are my last two squares. You can't see the daggers or "feathers" on the black square, but they are there and look great. The red on the September square represents the fire, the basket is in brown and tan and the blue represents the beautiful Bay on whose shore we construct the basket. Each basket always has a "crown" or centerpiece and thats what the Face represents, the Centerfold of the basket and the people that work on the basket and come to enjoy it.