Tuesday, October 9, 2012

So I wanted to make a necklace...




I need a wrangler.  I am awful when it comes to keeping myself on task when I have a table full of beads.

I needed to re-stock my finished jewelry at work so first I made some beads.


Now my favorite part I went to the local bead store and sought out some Czech glass beads to go with my beads. I wanted to add some color and pop. Then I got out my own stash and found some more beads!  


 Then I got out everything...and of course got distracted with another idea. Too many things to choose from. So first I made this.


Which of course looks nothing like the original plan but I was super happy with it. 
Finally I did a simple necklace in the end.

I am hoping that I am not the only one who jumps around. Sometimes I have a plan and execute it accordingly. But many times I am winging it. 
How about you? Do you plan it all out. Sketch and then string it. 
I have been known to string something up and take the whole thing apart only to start over. 
I would love to hear how you create.
Off to teach in Madison WI. this weekend so next week I hope to have pictures of the class. 

7 comments:

Alice said...

I wing it all the time. Hardly ever do I have a plan, and that's the fun of it for me. Though many times I find myself scrapping the piece and starting over again and again.

Christy Salas said...

I have a sketchbook that I use for ideas on the fly; I try to use it, but I usually end up on a different track completely. I've also been known to wrip work apart and start over. I love the process!

Stacie said...

I sit down, and see what wants to be made..I don't sketch, I don't really plan...totally extemporaneous. Which is why I am not a production artist...have fun in Madison!!

mairedodd said...

is that what i need too? a wrangler, yes... i am just all over the place sometimes like a dog in a yard full of squirrels...
your work turned out beautifully... i have such a hard time committing to necklaces lately...
best luck - and have fun!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

I've attempted to have a plan, but I never seem to stick with it. I tend to end up with beads all over too and have a hard time starting. Once I get myself going, I'm usually pretty good about following through. Great necklaces!
MaryAnn

AliMc said...

Glad I'm not the only one out here winging iI too get distracted and sidetracked during projects. I sometimes sketch an idea, but they usually turn into something else, lol.

stregajewellry said...

I get distracted a LOT! Especially when I go looking for the "right" beads to match what I am working on. I often find beads I forgot I had and say "ohhhhh" and then I am off in a different direction. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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