Thursday, May 15, 2008

TRAPPED IN BLACK

With three major events each month from June to August, this is considered the busiest time of the year for me. It's a delight to be able to churn out beads with a particular design or color combo repetitively - ie whichever mood I am in or am crazy about.

These past days I have been using black as the base for my 'Anna Karenina' beads, either with white or multi-colored designs. For this reason, I have used up at least 3kg of black glass rods to date. Following are some of the beads made this week:

ANNA KARENINA 2008 SERIES
Black-And-White #1
Size of each bead: 1.6x1.7cm

ANNA KARENINA 2008 SERIES
Black-And-White #2
Size of each bead: 1.6x1.7cm

ANNA KARENINA 2008 SERIES
Black-And-White #3
Size of each bead: 1.6x1.7cm

FLORAL PRINTS
Black-and-White
Size of each bead: 1.5x1.6cm


ANNA KARENINA 2008 SERIES
SUMMER COLLECTION #1
Size of each bead: 1.5x1.6cm

ANNA KARENINA 2008 SERIES
SUMMER COLLECTION #2
Size of each bead: 1.5x1.6cm

Yesturday I expanded to working with purple - such a lovely color, don't you agree! Being a secondary color - a mix of blue and red - it is a neutral color and to me it evokes serenity.

LUSCIOUSLY PURPLE
Size of each bead: 1.7x1.7cm

I also made some floral focals - two of them are made with the same white cane and one in rubino oro cane. All these florals are made on black base with double helix glass frit. I must admit, I am still in the 'discovery' process with these florals - I haven't decided whether I like my flowers to be entwined with the vines or to have them solely as 'isolated' without any vines. The presence of the vines tends to make the beads more active; whereas the absence of the vines tend to bring out the flowers - your focus is drawn to the flowers and not so much the background.

FLORAL BEAD - SNOW WHITE FLOWERS
Size: 5.5cm in length
FLORAL BEAD - SNOW WHITE FLOWERS WITH VINES
Size: 3.7cm in length

FLORAL BEAD - PINK BLOSSOMS
Size: 4.8cm in length