Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Inspired by Winter Blog Hop Reveal
I'm really enjoying joining blog hops this year. I had joined a lot of exchanges in the past, and although I loved the time and effort that everyone put into their work, there were times that I kind of liked what I'd made, and wasn't ready to part with the item yet. I love that blog hops allow you to make your own thing, but you also get to check out what others have created. The Inspired by Winter blog hop is just that - a challenge to design a piece that reflects winter.
I have to admit that the Inspired by Winter piece wasn't what I'd started out to create. I'd imagined a stunning lariat, the loose end spilling over into a multitude of clear and white beads. I really enjoyed an earlier piece that I created for a charity event, and always thought that it would be beautiful in white. And using lots of little clear beads reminds me of hoar frost that makes the trees look like beautiful decorations. That's what I'd intended to create before life got in the way - a couple of trips in January, a weekend away and not enough time meant that I'd have to rethink. I'm still very happy with what I came up with - a piece that drips clear and white beads from links. When the necklace is on, it looks very regal, kind of like a snow queen.
The rest of the participants in the blog hop are: