Studio Wednesday

Today was not the usual full day in my studio as I was organizing and packing for my trip to Texas tomorrow. I was able to string the necklace for my turquoise cabochon. Originally, I wanted to have each strand directly attached to the beadwork framing the cabochon but the beads didn’t lay right when I tried it. Then I tried adding a bead in between a couple of the caramel picot beads on top. As I did that, I realized that I could peyote stitch a piece coming out of the top. Furthermore, that piece could be built up 3 rows, one for each of my necklace strands. The small oval turquoise beads were purchased at the Whole Bead show a couple of weekends ago. I brought the cab with me to the show so I could match the color of the turquoise. It’s amazing how many different colors turquoise beads can be! I’m still mulling over what to do with the clasp.

I also got a little time in on my September journal bracelet. The turquoise beads on either side of the tree spirit face were also purchased at the Whole Bead show. I love the crackle pattern in them.

I looked on the website and saw that it will be 87 degrees down in Texas. It’s a good thing I hadn’t put my summer clothes away just yet. Be back on Sunday!

8 comments on “Studio Wednesday

  1. nina says:

    lol – welcome to the south! i thought i would pass out when i was down in alabama at my folks’ – it was still in the upper 80’s, and i got off the plane wearing knee high socks. those came off in the car! have a wonderful time…and your recent work is incredible (as always) x nina

  2. Steph W says:

    That is a fantastic necklace! I love turquoise. It’s such a rich and glowing gift from the earth. Enjoy your trip!

  3. Hope you have a wonderful time visiting in the south. Love what you are doing with those southwest inspired colors!

    Kathy V in NM

  4. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much Nina! After being in Texas weather for 3 days, I much prefer our changing cooler New England weather. I know that your weather in NC is similar to ours (a tad gentler, I think) with a change of seasons. It was a shocker coming out of the San Antonio airport dressed in fall clothes!

  5. artandtea says:

    Thanks Steph! The necklace was a joy to create with those rich turquoise colors. Trip was great.

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks Kathy! Aside from the blazing hot, yellow dried out grass weather, we had a great trip to Texas. Yes, I think that the south is definitely inspiring me! Beautiful sunsets…

  7. doras_explorations says:

    Welcome back from Texas, Karen ! I love how your necklace turned out. Your solution for attaching the cabachon was very creative, and it gives the necklace a beautiful drape.

  8. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much Dora!

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