I sell a few bits and pieces in a local gallery and last year I did the local shows. I didn't do too badly but I wouldn't call it a rip-roaring success. I can't say I haven't sold well online because although I have a few bits and pieces for sale on my Website and in my Etsy store I haven't really spent the time pushing it which I really should as I have lots of jewellery sitting around doing nothing (apart from being worn by me occasionally!)
BUT I MISS IT!
A couple of times I have pulled out a few bits and pieces and then thought, no this is taking up too much time get back on that torch! and I've put it aside again. Then a few days ago I was reading the Art Bead Scene Blog about the October Monthly Challenge. I can't say I was inspired to immediately go to my jewellery table and start making something for it but when I was torching I made a couple of pieces that reminded me of the challenge picture.
This is the picture, it's Ma'at from the Tomb of Queen Nerfertari.
Does the headpin remind you of a wing? It does me.
Last night I couldn't resist going into my stash and pulling out these pieces
This is how I start making a piece of jewellery. I pull pieces from my stash, look at them for a while and then take some pieces away until I get the look I am after and then I start assembling the piece.
Having gone back to my stash after looking at the picture again I have pulled out some other colours. I printed out the picture for reference and the grey actually looks a bit green in my printout. I have some pieces in that shade which inspire me and also the terracotta colours so I may come up with a few different designs or I may decide I shouldn't be doing this and put it all away again. Watch this space to see what happens.
All the entries will be posted on the Pinterest Board here: https://www.pinterest.com/artbeadscene/beads-monthly-challenge-entries/
Thanks for looking.