Yikes - they were brown!!!!. Now, brown used to be a favorite color but since moving to the Rock (Key West), I have been excising that color from my wardrobe in favor of bright island colors and working primarily in brights. They were lovely beads, but I felt uninspired. Then I saw the Octopus bead. We locked eyes and I immediately knew he was a kindred spirit. I wondered how to make the best use of him.
I thought about creating poly clay beads to go with him. I thought about using him as a pendant in a necklace. I thought about painting him. I thought about creating a poly clay mold from him (which I did by the way). Anything but just using him as was.
I think one night he snuck into my bedroom while I was sleeping and re-programmed my brain cause the next day I was sure that what I wanted to do was to just let him be and to use the beads I was given and see what happens. The result was a funky, swingy multi-strand bracelet.
Here is the stash I received.
And here is the bracelet.
|We would sing and dance around because we know we can't be found. Now I have that tune in your head. he-he.|
Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Karin Grosset Grange (France), Ginkgo et CoquelicotTherese's Treasures
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, Li Raysa Designs