September 30, 2010

The FeeJee Mermaid Meets the Sunken City

Alright! So here is all of the progress I've made on the FeeJee Mermaid cuff. I love the fish-scaley look of filled-in netting-work, but the chartreuse of the cab was not represented well enough in any of the rest of the beadwork. The solution, of course, was another trip to the bead store! I found this Kermit-green for the edging, which I hope will be enough to tie it all together. I think part of the problem is that I like the colors to be matchy, so I have a hard time leaving this color palette alone; it's too cool against the yellow in the stone.

Also, I love a good excuse to visit the bead store.

And here we have the start of a new cuff, Atlantis. I'm excited about making waves! BECAUSE I'M A REBEL, GET IT?! [Insert rim-shot sound here.] Anyway, I'm in love with the shell cabochon in this! I need to take a close up of it... and then make a quick run to the bead store to pick up a few more...

The idea is to repeat the waves on the other side, just flipped upside down (though it's hard to tell from the sketching) - similar to the trees from Hansel and Gretel.

Well! That's all the update I've got! I've promised myself I'm going to work on these today, so I'm off. Wish me luck(-slash-willpower)!

September 14, 2010

A Peacock Pendant and a Mythical Monster

This is my stepmom's finished pendant! I ended up making a second one for her because the first was too big. This is maybe 2.5 inches (not including the fringe). I also very un-cleverly added a lace-y edging to the bottom of the first pendant which made the fringe hang all wrong. So this is the re-do! I like it.

And this is the beginning of the Feejee Mermaid cuff. I'm not totally sure of it yet- I need to finish filling in the "scales" before I decide. I just don't know what I think of the colors together. I do really love the cabochon though! I picked it up at the bead store the other day for this very project. I thought the neon green said creepy sea creature or possibly man-made monkey-fish hybrid monster.

I like it a bit better when it's draped like it's being worn, though, so maybe it will be alright.

I was going to include a photo of the original Feejee mermaid, but I discovered that they are all disturbing. Feel free to google it, but if I were you I'd wait 'til it was closer to Halloween (you'll be more mentally prepared for the spooky).

September 1, 2010

I Hereby Declare This Blog... Re-Alive?

Snow White cuff

Finished at last! Snow White is ready to make her debut. I edged her in sky blue beads for a touch of something blue. I would really be delighted if someone wanted to wear this for a wedding, but I would still be tickled if someone wore it any ol' day of the week, you know?

Here it is being modeled by my left arm. I have my camera to thank for making me look so tan, I can promise you that this is not the case. Thank you camera!

And here is my newest project! My stepmom requested a peacock-feather pendant, and I thought it was a great idea! I've decided to make an extra for the store. It will have fringe on the bottom when it's finished. Last night I handed it to Mr. MythicalAntiquity and said, "Can you tell what this is?" He gave it a long, slightly panic-stricken look before asking, "A cherry?"

That's right! A cherry. To be fair, he followed that up with, "Like a black cherry?" I'm not sure who's to blame here. Maybe it doesn't look exceptionally peacocky yet, but I certainly don't see a cherry. I thought it was a hilarious guess.