Friday, January 6, 2012

The First Friday

I guess I'm on a bit of a roll over here. When I listed the new burgundy and garnet necklace  I was quite encouraged by the reaction to it. I posted it on facebook and there were many compliments it garnered quite a few hearts on etsy as well. I'm also enjoying the way my pictures turned out. I've been playing with using a black background and I think it really makes the images pop. Of course with the black proper lighting is the key and when I used it for my last mask and the tikka, there was no light so they were a bit of a blurred mess. Of course I just decided that I was going for that look and went with it, but well lighted is much better.

After I posted this one, I suggested that I might do a few more in this embellished style, in black and green maybe. All it took was one person saying that they can't wait to see the green one to get me to make that first. For this one I used mountain jade beads and I have no idea what large stone is in the center as it was part of a grab bag mix, but it matches perfectly. I did finish it, but that light issue I shared earlier was in full effect when I did, so good pictures and listing will have to wait until today.

The mailman also brought me my silver hooks for use in the creation of tikkas, so I made a black and silver version. Again, I'm using bits from the grab bags so I think these will all be slightly different from each other. At some point I will probably try an entirely different pattern for them, but for now I'll stick with making it a line with different colors and embellishments.

So, what's on tap for today and the rest of the weekend? Yeah, I really don't know. I might go ahead and make a black embellished necklace or my fabric stiffener might finally arrive and I might have to start playing with that using my scraps of rejected tatting. I've also had the though to add to the trailing scrolls necklace design for an even more complex piece. I guess you'll just have to wait until Monday to see what direction I flew in.

4 comments:

Amy Nicole said...

The stone looks to be malachite.

TotusMel said...

Thanks Amy Nicole...I think you're right! Now i can list it correctly.

Charters said...

Beautiful pieces, I was just going to say malachite ...

Corina said...

Oh, I like the red one, and I LOVE the green, it looks great!