Monday, October 20, 2014
We're All Ears October Reveal
I'm late! I'm late!! And I don't have a cute pocket watch! Friday was the reveal date for this month's We're All Ears October Reveal over at Earrings Everyday I couldn't get the right photograph for my earrings, and then time got caught up with me and this was the first moment I had to update my blog.
This month, Erin motivated us with marbleizing. I haven't really thought much of this as an artistic technique, but it does remind me of when I was younger and loved to drag different shades of paint through each other to create those watery, wavy designs. I wasn't quite sure what to focus on this time around and was just going to work with color when I had an idea.
I took some paper strips I had from an old magazine cover and rolled my own paper beads. I love making paper beads. They are a great way to relax and you can make them almost anywhere. I hand glue then though, so I do tend to get a bit sticky, but if you used a brush that wouldn't happen to you. I love how the colors from the magazine cover remind me of the inspiration photo. Lines of color intersperse through each other, just like dragging a paint brush through a pool of paint.
I added some peacock shaded crystal bicones, aqua seed beads and drum spacer beads to complete my design. I Love how they have a bohemian look and the sparkle of those crystals is just wonderful!
Make sure to check in at this month's reveal to see what everyone else has created!