This time of year is hard for me; the excitement of the holidays is over and around here we have several more months of cold, dreary weather. (It's no secret I'm not a fan of cold and/or snow.) Thinking some color might be a good way to distract myself, I went digging through my stash (I may have a bead hoarding issue, but that's a post for another day) and came across this elephant by Staci (Staci Louise Originals). Pulling colors from the pendant led to this interesting, eclectic mix of colors. These aren't colors I would normally put together, but it should work, right?
I haven't gotten as far as I'd hoped (I really had planned to show you a completed necklace!), but I got a bit sidetracked with the colors. I pulled the palette to match the elephant, so how is it possible that the macrame looks too blue? There isn't even any blue in it! I'll admit that the green cord has underlying blue tones, but it's green. It's called Myrtle Green.
So now that my colors are fighting, I've decided it I need to put a little distance between the knot work and the elephant. Like maybe some ceramic beads.
Hopefully I can still pull this one together. Either way, it's kept my mind off the cold weather for a little while.
How about you? Any strategies for this time of year that you'd care to share?