Everyone is born with creativity. But those people who appear to be super creative have a secret. They know that creativity has to be developed and exercised to come easily. I am on a quest to immerse myself in creativity of all kinds. I hope you will join me!
I am participating in a HUGE bead blog hop. There are 350 people in it. You can look at beads and beading projects to your hearts content. The BSBP goes like this:
We were assigned a partner. Mine is Amber Dawn. She is a jewelry maker who works a lot in polymer clay. Check out her blog, she makes miniatures that are pretty impressive.
We send a focal bead, a clasp, and some filler beads to our partner.
We use what we receive to make a piece of jewelry.
We blog about it today!
So, just about the time we were mailing beads to each other, Amber was going into the city (NYC) and asked me if there was anything I wanted. I said, "Please send me the cast of Hair." She did not send me the cast, but she did send me photos of the theater marquis.
She also made me specially designed polymer beads. Another interesting note: the beads I sent Amber also have some purple in them. I am not normally a purple girl, and since I am a lampwork bead maker, purple polymer beads were awesomely different for me. It was fun to do something out of my ordinary. I think that is the point of the party.
She sent me enough components to make 2 or 3 pieces of jewelry. These are some of my favorites. She made these. They are jewelry sized, so the words are very small. Remember, she works in miniature? And she pays attention and made them about Hair and one of the songs from the musical. Doesn't the metal piece look like a sun? Love it.
She has little (literally) notes on the pieces.
Since I had the Hair theme going, and it is set in the 70s, I thought that I would make a macrame bracelet. I did a lot of macrame in the 70s, so they seem to go together to me.
To begin, I tied two strands of lavender cotton braiding thread to my clasp...taped everything to the table, and started knotting.
I tied everything with a large enough hole into the knots.
The green beads had holes too small, but I wanted them on the bracelet, so I put them on head pins so they could be added.
I knotted a long enough piece to fit my wrist and tied the string to the other end of the clasp.
Then, I tied two lengths of a deeper purple cord to the clasp and started knotting. I added 7 green bead dangles before finishing and attaching it to the bracelet at the end.
The bracelet has two strands. Groovy!
Below, you will find links to each person in the BSBP. Visit as many blogs as you can! Enjoy!
Take your Vitamin C, and, I leave you with this to stick itself in your brain: