I've been working on a bracelet design all week and I think I've labored mightily and brought forth a mouse...LOL! Somehow it looked much better in my head, ya know? So, I think I'll keep the hours and hours of RAW and figure out something that works better for the spaces that are now threaded with a peyote strip...
On the good idea front....this is a great pattern from Phyllis Dintenfass (there's a kit on her website here) that I just had to have. I've been beading for so long, especially off-loom stitches that it's rare for me to see anything I haven't seen before or made myself. But I saw this in the article on Phyllis in this month's Step by Step Beads and just could not figure out how to make her exquisite little sea whirl pins. Well, now I know...and they're great fun to make! I'm on my second one already and will be adding it to my november bjp, I think.
I've started a new piece for a necklace, although I don't know if necklace is the right word for a piece this large (6x4.5 inches)...it's another of my p/c (polymer clay) faces, some vintage sew-ons with red glass, some small twisted bugles and sequins, so far.
Also have the fabric background and a couple of items selected for my November bjp. Since november is my birth month and I'm a water sign, I picked this blue/grey/green cotton batik that reminds me of patterns in the water as the background. I also picked the p/c double moon faces that I made from a mold made from a double moon bone cabachon and 3 small blue topaz marquis shaped sew-ons, since topaz is my birthstone. I have never liked the gold colored topaz but love the light blue topaz, so that's what I use. Since I'll be 58 this year, I'll have a 5 and an 8 in there somewhere, but haven't decided which way to go with the numbers yet.