(Not) According to plan

Wisiorek na wrzosowym tle wyhaftowany z koralików

We like it when everything goes according to plan, don’t we? However, in reality, in most cases, we come across many obstacles, problems so the initial plan has to be changed or adjusted. And it’s all fine as long as we achieve, more or less, what we wanted, but … if we don’t, there is the anger, the frustration of wasting the precious time and making all of those efforts for nothing…(at least in my case, that’s the way it is). We always have those big plans, we imagine the results, but at the end of it all, the outcome is nothing what we had in mind…

Below pendant was supposed to look a bit different, I planned other shapes, the colours of the beads, but when I started to work on it, all changed. Even worse, somehow everything wasn’t right, the thread was breaking or tangling, even the beads were “vicious”. I was furious and wondered how people measure the distance between let’s say two cabochons or bigger beads around which or between which you would like to embroider the seed beads, oh come on! I never know how many rows of beads will fit in between. How are you supposed to know that? Does it come with experience or you just literally take the ruler and measure width of the beads? For me it’s always too many rows or there is a space left where a flet is visible, it looks awful! I was truly on the warpath here and I have never ever bump into so many complications, it was driving me crazy, but I persevered, survived and completed my work. Was I victorious? It’s not for me to judge, nevertheless I kind of like the pendant. I made in on a pink flet, with one purple cabochon, a few larger pink beads and pearl, white, maroon, pink and lilac seed beads.

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Naszyjnik - rękodzieło

Naszyjnik - rękodzieło

Naszyjnik - rękodzieło

Naszyjnik - rękodzieło

Naszyjnik - rękodzieło

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