As usual I am the queen of last minute
and finished my piece for the Art Bead Scene July Challenge today at 1 pm.
So then there was a nasty photo session in the 106 degree hot wind
in my south facing back yard under the patio cover.
Then lots of photo editing, uploading and picture collaging on picnik.
I have to say I took a nice break and had a little frozen yogurt with my friend Barbara this afternoon.
So it is 6:16, hubby is fortunately working a little late
and I am scrambling to finish this post for Bead Table Wednesday
and the Art Bead Scene July Challenge for the blog hop
and I will be done blah, blah, blogging until Saturday.
Here are my pictures:
|House Pendant from mixing the clay colors in the inspiration palette to the finished pendant.|
|Screeching in at the last minute for the deadline!!!|
For some reason I had a really hard time making this piece today. I started the moment my husband left for work (7:15am) and finally, all alone in the house at 1 pm said to myself outloud:
"Ok Heather , you are done, just leave it the way it is
and go take the (*$!#) pictures,
it's getting really hot outside!!"
The Bad News:
I ruined a bunch of jump rings and a stretch of chain because
I must have taken this apart at least 20 times and reconstructed it ;
over and over and over......ugh.
I am finding that I really prefer my copper and antique brass findings.
For some reason they seem more neutral and less intrusive than silver.
I really want the time back I wasted making polymer roses and leaves on Monday
because they were too big and too distracting
making the house pendant just disappear.
The Good News:
This is not one of my most favorite designs but it is what it is.
And it is done!! YAY!!
And I got my yellow enameled copper head pins just in time yesterday
from Kimoras on Etsy and I love them!!
If you read my blog last month you already know
I am very, very low on the color yellow in my stash.
My collages are created on picnik.com
For more pictures and information about my polymer clay process
including a secret recipe for sparkling yellow go HERE.
To see the other wonderful Bead Tables and July Challenge pieces
click on the highlighted words at the beginning of my Rant.
Then just breathe!!