Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Full of Grace

When you sit down in your studio to work do you always have a plan in mind? When I settle down to do some work I usually have a thought about which beads or items I will work with but that is as far as any plan goes, the rest is what ever my hands do. Sometimes the said beads or items are just not cutting it and I start doing something else.
I had this pretty little bowl filled with these tiny wired semi precious stone chips and they were just screaming to be picked up, so last night they finally got their turn. Since the chips were so small I knew they had to be clustered and within minutes I had a chunky strand, but it needed something more and the layering began. I love a blend of old and new and this piece achieved it for me. I love the texture of this necklace and the substantial weight. You can find "Full of Grace" in my Etsy shop.

So tell do you create? Do you start with a plan and stick to it or do you create freestyle?

I want to wish all my friends a Happy and Healthy New Year may all the blessings of the new year be yours!


  1. REALLY pretty! I love the soft greens/blues.

  2. That is a true stunner! I love the focal! I usually get a vision of what the piece will be, and sometimes I sketch it out (that is a goal of mine in the new year, more sketching). But usually I am just letting the beads tell me where they want to be. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day!

  3. Judith,
    How stunning! Happy New Year!! God Bless! Polly :-)

  4. It is a real beauty Judy!
    I try to have plans but it never fails that I see a bead that inspires me and I wander from my plans.

    Happy New Year, it has been great gretting to know you!

  5. Bonne année, Happy new year dear Judy.