Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Year resolutions? No thanks!

I never promise anything to anyone. Or, rather, doing my best not to... The reason for that - there is always a chance that a promise can be broken: lack of inspiration, something urgent can come up, one can get sick, etc. And then you are standing there, bound by your promise, feeling stressed and guilty. No Thanks.

New Year resolution is also a promise. We can put it this way: just before the New Year I thought that it could be a good idea to finish at least some of the UFOs lying around in my studio.
At the moment, I am fighting total lack of inspiration. There are three semi-finished embroidered collars just lying and looking at me. And I have no idea how to finish them...
Oah well...

Last week I was trying to be a good girl and finished two of the UFOs.

Pink bracelet (hate pink, but this is a nice shade of it):

The central part for it was done last may (shame on me!), when I was taking an online course (read here). I've just added flat spiral on both sides of it. You cannot go wring with Swarovski! ;)

La Seine de nuit
: another attempt to do bead embroidery with soutache.


I've captures the round larvikite bead already in august last year, while preparing for a beading contest (read here). Still got a box of gray and black Swarovski and firepolished left after that contest, and it was a good way to utilize some of those beauties.

Finally: the bracelet called Lila. It was not really UFO, because I've made it to show on my bead embroidery class. I just never got time to take pictures of the final "product" ;)


Well, that's all for today! ;)
Have a nice weekend, All!

8 comments:

Elin/Smeghead said...

OMG, the La Seine de nuit, I would pay tons of money for that. Is it for sale?

Foxan said...

Oups, thanks Elin!
Yes, in my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39115450

Foxan said...

SOLD!Hope you will like it as much as I do, Elin! :)

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

I loved that soutache piece as well and am doing a little happy dancing for you. Congratulations! And I absolutely love the embroidered bracelet. Just splendid and a fabulous color scheme. YUM!

Cindy Caraway said...

Of course it's SOLD!! How cool is that? Congrats :)

Mary T Designs said...

Wow!! What gorgeous pieces.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love the three pieces you just finished - and congrats on getting a sale already, I guess it shows how important finishing UFO's can be eh? Inspiration for all of us!

Dawn N said...

Congrats on the sale. That piece is beautiful!