Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rings Into Chains

Have you ever had one of those days where something was just...off? I still have no idea what that thing was that shadowed my day, but it kept me from getting all my tasks for the day done. I was nervous for no real reason, like I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. That's not to say I wasn't busy, I was just horribly distracted. So first I got the giveaway necklaces made and ready to ship away to the winners. The first winner asked for a navy blue and it's accented with light blue swarovski crystals and as is my way, a mystery bead at the center.

I think it turned out to be an amazing combination and it is of course a one of a kind creation. I think that makes it an extra special prize. The other was the same black necklace pictured in the giveaway post except that I went and added the third ring to the center like the embellished versions. In fact the black one I have listed will be the only one I sell without that third ring since I like it much better this way.

The rest of the day was spent getting some of the new pieces put together. That shadow that haunted my day kept me from getting around to listing pictures though. I did manage to snap a few pictures of the pieces since I had the camera out for the prize necklace. The three on the bottom are all necklaces and the black one on top is a bracelet. I also have some earrings I'm working on as well. I still haven't decided whether I should list all the colors separately or as one, 'pick you color' listing. There are advantages to either way, but which will work best for me is still a mystery.

So today the plan is to get them listed one way or another. We're back to regular schooling now as well, so I have a bit less time for tatting, but you know I always manage to fit it in. I'd like to do a whole bunch more of these on other shades, but I'm probably getting ahead of myself. I haven't gotten much feedback yet on them, so it could be a much worse idea than I think. Well, at least I still have ideas flowing forth, so that's a plus anyway.

1 comment:

Beelizabeth said...

I'm so glad you put a picture of the prize necklace on your blog. I don't have a blog of my own and everyone should get to see such a beautiful piece.