Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Bunches of Grapes
The boy and I went away for the weekend to visit family (had a lovely time!) and ALL THROUGH the trip I was daydreaming about my order of dyed pearls from Fire Mountain gems. I had so many great ideas flitting about my head and I knew my order wasn't scheduled for delivery until Wednesday (<- IMPATIENT!) so I used my free few hours upon arriving home to go to "The Good Bead Store" which is very expensive and hard to visit since its only open on weekdays and for a few hours on Saturdays. I picked up a string of peacock dyed pearls which are probably more or less identical to the ones I ordered from Fire Mountain (also, more expensive) but I refuse to feel badly about that because LOOK! at what I made with them!!!
I had the idea to make pearl "grape bunch" earrings but I found when I had them home that the holes in the pearls were way too small to fit a headpin through. So I started fiddling around with wire and I think in the end I actually like the somewhat wire wrapped look better than I would the headpin look. It gives the earrings a definite handmade, organic feeling thats somehow almost Celtic with the wrapping and looping of the wire.
Listening: Meho Plaza - Album Out Today!!!