Monday, 9 January 2012

Art Decor - Such a beautiful Era (Post 59)

I started off this year by stating I don't make 'resolutions' as such.  Then I went on to say that I'd joined Operation Tackle That Bead Stash Earring Beadalong.  Electing to make a pair of earrings each week for the year.  Luckily, Clair is not laying down the law on exact timescales - guidelines are by 12 pm each Saturday, but there is a bit of a leeway.  Basically, although not a Challenge (no prize but your own earrings to wear), the aim is to make 52 pairs of earrings throughout the year.  


No, this is not a ... 'I've been too busy blah blah post', as I have submitted Week 1 Earrings, which are:


Week 1 Beadalong
A 'Norma Jean Dell' Design
ART DECOR EARRINGS
Norma Jean Dell very kindly gifted a tutorial to OTTS Facebook Group for these earrings and always keen on developing my beading skills I was delighted to test it out. I used size 15/0 seeds, freshwater pearls (a pressy from my daughter-in-law) and lilac/pink magatama beads.


My first attempt (discarded!) was nothing to be proud of ... never one to give up, I started again. This time a success.




I find I learn 'visually' I need to see written/pictorial instructions for it to register in the 'little grey cells'! Norma Jean's tutorial was just that with the clear instructions and follow along photos.  


If you want to join in with the Beadalong or any other of the challenges visit Operation Tackle That Bead Stash and join the OTTS Facebook Group.


I'm aiming to keep my blogs 'shortish' - that way you may read to the end!  So before I whitter on, be assured I will be blogging more often.


HANDMADE MONDAYS
I also want to say a 'Happy New Year' to all my friends at Handmade Monday who produce some lovely projects ... a vast range of delights - artwork, jewellery, candle making, knitting, needlework, woodwork and so much more!  Every Monday you will find out what everybody has been up to throughout the week; always worth a look! This week is Handmade Monday 48, the 1st visit of the year and, as always, is hosted by Wendy. Oops, my second 'non' New Year resolution!  To join in each week.  


'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'


Charters



14 comments:

  1. Thank you for the OTTBS shout out! Your earrings are so pretty, I love Norma Jeans pattern!

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  2. I love art deco, and your earrings are just superb!

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  3. The earrings are so pretty and you are very brave to meet the deadlines, I find timescale and me do not work very well and I should and will do better in 2012

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  4. Happy New Year and good luck meeting the Saturday deadlines. Lots of hard work for you. The earrings are gorgeous - lovely colour.

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  5. Beautiful beading - awesome earrings!

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  6. Thanks Everyone, got to admit I'm really enjoying working with Seed beads, so much you can do with them. Got a few techniques I really want to 'get to grips' with this year.

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  7. Those earrings are so pretty! I wish I could wear earrings, but I seem to be allergic to all metals. :(

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  8. Hi Susie, thanks for your visit - you can get hypo-allergenic ear findings which you may get on with.

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  9. I really like your earrings they are lovely x

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  10. Thank you Helen and sheweevil, nice of you to drop by, I aim to post at least weekly with updates.

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  11. Hey there Charters, Happy New Year.
    Glad to see you still beading. Love the art deco earrings. I didn't really make any resolutions either, except to keep up with the beading. Good for you, joining in on those challenges. Can't wait to see what you come up with over the next year.
    -Debbie

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  12. Hi Debbie, Nice to hear from you ... well, so much for my two challenges, busy week and I missed the deadline for Handmade Monday - I'll still mention it on my blog, but a little late to link in. Ahem, hence my reluctance to make these resolutions. I WILL keep up with the Earring a week bead along though.

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Charters