Jeannie sent me this amazing piece for this months challenge. It was a truly inspiring piece to be sure. What do you see?
|Jeannie's Diatoms. The pic will take you right to em!|
I pondered as I looked at it. I held it to feel the texture. I let my mind go where ever this pendant inspired. I saw a beautiful ocean scene. I felt the water all around me and looked into the reef. I dared to look deeper but something caught my eye....a shard of coral left behind on the sandy bottom, the sunlight streaming in from above. what a beautiful scene in my mind.
I knew with my new love of bead embroidery that I wanted to make a simple yet honored piece because of that beautiful scene. I needed that in the rush and craziness that life has brought lately.
Simple and yet.....not
Sparkly and yet.....not
Sweet and yet....not
I have not yet named it because all that this pendant has given me is beyond words.
Now don't get to comfy with my philosophical side. Nope you know me there has to be more to the story. Yep there is. I wanted to try a new stitch and have the perfect book ( I will review soon ) to help me with that. I thought I could stretch my little 15's but you know what? You can not stretch them or make them more than they are. So I had to scrap the chain idea but instead I totally love this matching bracelet that came from playing with the chevron stitch!
Yes I may just be the MacGyver of beadweaving and some have called me the "seed bead whisperer" but no I can not make them stretch for me!
Please make sure to visit all the ECC members But you will have to go to Jeannie's blog for the list as I have lost that e-mail and you all know I am writing this at the last minute. LOL
Hugs and Blessings