Over at the Beads-of-Clay yahoo group and blog we are finishing up a Bead Swap and Share.
I was partnered up with Pamela Cresswell. Pam's Etsy shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/IndianCreekStudios. Pamela lives in Kansas City, and don't you know, I used to live in the Kansas City, Missouri area. I lived in a tiny dot of town called Holt. I worked in a bigger town called Liberty. And I studied sculpture with a Paper Pulp Artist in Kansas City. I learned a lot. Then I missed the part of the country I love and the people I know and I left. So that's me and Kansas City :-) I have family out there so I return from time to time.
OK OK Kristie! The Beads! I just loved the glaze and shape of the blue bead set that Pamela sent me! So that's what I focused on; the beautiful blue and teal and tan glazed bead set. She called the beads she sent me "rustics". I loved that! I love making what I like to call "primitive" beads and I thought our styles really worked well together. I pulled them out. I pulled out some of my beads. I pulled out more of my beads and a three loop connector.
I really liked how Pamela packaged her beads with twine. I thought it really complimented her "rustics" So I went with it! If you read my blog, you may have noticed that I have been having a busy - crazy time of things. I took this project and rebelled. I wanted everything free and easy and natural. I needed time to be creative and work my brain the way it loves to be worked. Funny how relaxing a project can be :-) I don't don't know what says free, natural and rebellious more than a good old fashioned hemp creation!