I am thrilled to let you all know that I at last finished my RedNBlue necklace and have just submitted it. Telling the truth I am a bit disappointed that I could manage to finish just one necklace, but I will reuse the ideas for my future work and, if I am lucky, hoping to submit something this year for the British Awards. To create this necklace I used mixture of Japanese Toho and Czech seed beads, red ribbon to connect cylinder beaded beads and improvised with different household materials for bead filling to get it to hold it's shape. The original sketch has been dramatically changed but I have kept few ideas for RedNBlue such beadweaving technique, element of tie and pattern.
I am thinking to keep this necklace for myself as I absolutely in love with it, despite the amount of work I put in it as square stitch proved to be the most time consuming and boring technique I have ever tried.
Fingers crossed it will be accepted to the contest.
And here is the original sketch:
21 Nov 2013
Well, my piece did not make it to the final, but to be honest I was not disappointed. After all I have gained such a lovely necklace and challenged myself in using new for me technique. But now I know what exactly the judges are looking for. Will see if I will be able to melt their hearts next year.
The new colour combos are already out and I am getting the rest of the beads arrived hopefully tomorrow :) (my little birthday treat... shhhhh....do not tell anything to my husband ... lol)