Sunday, June 5, 2011

What Is It??? And What The Heck Do I Do With It???

Since my last post I had a terrible headache for two days and didn't do any beading at all.  Then I felt like I was just in a funk or had the doldrums.  I missed my bead therapy!!!  Needing to bead, I sat down and started working more on my current project that is taking forever.  I measure it every 30 minutes or so to see how far I've gotten, then I get bummed that I didn't get more done...because I just want this one to be over!!!  It's been on my table for what seems like an eternity.  But did I stick with it?  NO!!!  lol  I started something else.

A while back I did some clay cabochons if you remember, and I was looking forward to beading with them.  I ordered some beads from to go with the pink and white cab that I made.  It's been sitting there for quite a long time.  Every now and again I would pull it out and wonder what the heck I was going to do with it.  Some of the beads were not the right shades of was too pale and the other was too hot.  And then I thought, "That sure is a whooooole lotta pink!"  Dang.  I just remembered my last post when many of you said you didn't like pink.  Now I'm going to be embarrassed to show this to you.

Ok, onward anyways because it's the only thing I have sort of done to show you.  I promise my next something or other won't be pink.

To try to counterbalance some of the pink I added a little green, and there is white to also soften it.  When I got to the outer edge I felt soooo dumb because I couldn't do a picot.  I thought, how basic is that and I can't figure it out???  So I stopped thinking about it and took a break.  Wouldn't you know it?  When I wasn't thinking about it a light bulb went off in my head and I could see in my mind how to do it.  Yea!  I'm not so dumb after all!!!  But I don't know.  It kind of looks like a cake.  Or the top view of a frilly hat.

I have no idea what to do with this.  (It's 3" x 2.75")  Put a pin back on it and call it a brooch?  Make a beaded bail, bead a rope and make a pendant on a necklace?  Or, put it in a drawer and call it practice, never to see the light of day again???  Well I can't do that.  That would be a waste.  Should I rip it apart and salvage the Swarovski's and other beads to be used another day?

I think I need to ponder this one for a while and go back to my boring project.  What do you all think?


Lori said...

Now see I don't mind Pink. I think its is very pretty and If it was me--I'd probably put a pin back on it. I love the cab too. The color is deep and rich!And-- There are some people out there that Like Pink!

Anonymous said...

I like pink too! I think it's beautiful and I agree with Lori, I think a pin would be awesome. It would be pretty as brooch to pin your scarf down over your shoulder. Is that really the cab you made? I looks like a tumbled gemstone!

Barbara said...

Lisa, I am so glad you posted about your mental block on the picot stitch. I can't tell you how long it took me to get that one right! I agree, it's a simple one, but so elusive sometimes. What should you do with it? I'd say all of the things you mentioned because it's so lovely (except put it in a drawer and rip it apart).

Abracadebra Designs said...

That is really lovely. Not too pink at all. I think it would make a great pin. Please do not rip it apart. -Debbie

Carol said...

What the HECK!! I think its great. Pink is very in this year. Everything I've bought has pink. It would be a great brooch OR pendant.

"Pink" Positive!! (Did I say that?)
xx, Carol

Jan said...

As I said before I don't count pink as a favorite but this beaded cab turned out gorgeous! I think the green round really made it more appealing, plus the cab is beautiful. I imagine it as a pin. It turned out very pretty. Oh, I always have done the picot stitch around my beaded hearts but have to look it up every time to refresh my not so fresh memory. It is the same thing with the even simpler blanket stitch in embroidery, I have trouble remembering how to start it.

Robbie said...

I'd attach and finish a cuff with it! You could stitch through it to attach to a backing. It would make a great spring/summer cuff!