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Have you ever wondered how was it to live in a different century? What did we wear, what were we interested in, what did we do in our free time? History fascinates us and very often inspires. However, the Middle Ages weren’t the ones which inspired today’s project, the medievalism of it started to show its face during the work.
Are you enchanted by beads? Are you just begining your adventure with bead embroidery? Are you admiring different projects and telling yourself it looks complicated? Don’t be discouraged! Start with something small, not demanding and not time-consuming. What about earrings?
I’m sure you have already noticed that I like to convert useless things into useful ones and I think twice before I decide to throw something away. I know, I know, I repeat myself, but recycling is always trendy. In the case of this necklace I would even dare to say that it is in fact upcycling. But let’s start from the begining.
Inspiration is a very important thing for every craftsman, because you can’t create without an idea. With the little experience I have I must say that it is hard to find some inspiration, but I’m sure about one thing, nature is full of inspirations, especially in spring when everything blossoms. So the inspiration for today’s necklace was nature itself, specifically speaking, one particular beautiful insect – dragonfly.
Everything started with turquoise cabochon. I have never embroidered with a peyote stitch and decided that bezeling the cabochon would be a perfect begining. A small cabochon pendant bezeled with beads – it was supposed to be a quick and easy project, it was supposed to be…but was it? Check that out 🙂
I’m just thinking, spring is coming, so it is a high time to make something fresh and full of colours. I have even an idea!. What can be more associated with spring than flowers, so it is settled, flower pendant it is. It’ will be like a first snowdrop, a spark of hope for the better tomorrow – I know it sounds pompously, but go gentle on me, I’m trying to overcome winter lethargy and apathy 🙂
When I look through the window and see the weather outside, there is no way somebody could force me to do anything. It is grey, dull and gloomily,on top of it all, it’s pouring. I would jump to bed, put a duvet over my head and ask somebody to wake me up in July – as in Monika’s Brodka song 🙂 ( a great piece of music, definitely worth recommending).