the start of the school year and the challenge of teaching a new class this year has kept me busy and tired and wishing i had something new to post here. nothing much is happening in the studio right now- when i learn how to QUICKLY assess and give feedback to 120 young artists, i'll be back in full force (see you in july!)
i had a free few moments this evening, and i remembered i had this to offer up....the last necklace i assembled before school started up again. the back story to this (the REAL story, actually) is that i went poking around on my friend barb's blog in july and found a new blog posted there...Kelley's Bead Studio. well..i fell in love with the lampwork eggs she was making and put in an order. soon after, i received a box of beautiful glass eggs.
my work table has not had such an inspiring pile of loveliness on it in a long time.
i had been thinking about making some longer necklaces, and using some chain, so i tried it out with a gray and purple and ivory egg. i made a ball-end on 16 ga. fine silver wire with metal clay. i threaded the egg as well as some small beady things i made with metal clay and hung it from a fairly delicate chain. also, labradorite and amethyst beads.
i have lots more ideas about ways to use these eggs, but honestly, i'm conflicted. i love to just LOOK at them on my bench. my own little pile of treasure...
(about the photography-sorry. since i now leave for work in the dark and come home in the dark, the few moments i catch to try to take photographs are generally inappropriately lit!)