This little black dress has been sitting on my desk now for some time waiting to be finished and yesterday it got done. Sometimes even if you don’t know where you are going with something you just need to pick a direction and run with it. I’m happy with how this little experiment has turned out and I’ll have to finish the skirt that is still sitting on my desk. but not today as I have a few other things to do.
Like continuing on with my Christmas prep. I had come up with these designs some time ago and loved them but had only made four small baubles and really left it at that. But now I’m making them in a few colours, red and silver are next along with some purple and even green. I really want to have baubles on hand for Christmas but also I want to have visual examples for people can order, to make it easer for them to tell me what they want from a custom order. Hopefully I can get pro photos of them before they find new homes.
I’ve also been working on an addition to my shapes series. This one was inspired by an easter egg inspired shape from @geomettiles on instagram although my beadwork did not come out with the nice crisp shapes and lines as the angles don’t work well in beadwork. At least not in this style. Still its with the collection as it dose hold it’s shape well enough and is interesting with how the shape bows.
Talking about my shapes series I’ve been thinking about applying to hold an international bead-weaving event next year like the black and white project, only in the colours of the beadworkers Guild. I was
thinking that if other beadworks are interested we could make a bunch of coloured shapes, open and solid and then I could weave them together into a colourful shapes collection from all over the world. I’ve had a lot of interest in the collection and a number of people who have said that they could never make some of the shapes so I thought it would be awesome if they could at least take part in making them. I’ll have to think about it some more and ask to see what the interest level for the project is as it would take thousands of parts to make the kind of large shapes I’m thinking of. Well we shall see.
Anyway here is a progress shot of the little black dress. It is a two piece as the pinafore is not actually attached to the little black dress beneath, it is just sitting on top and held in place by how tight the fit is. I did make some small mistakes which were good to learn from and unfortunately if any one looks too closely at the front they will find there is a bead missing as it somehow broke and fell off and is in a place that is too risky to try fixing it. In saying that though I am very happy with how it turned out.
Well I have work in two hours so I had better get back to beading.