Now, I must make another confession. I am not inspired by flowers...at all. Lilacs, daylilies, roses, eh...not so much. Now, give me a gigantic sculpture in a Catholic cathedral, or a woven Iranian rug, and I'm all over it. So, this week, when I chose the Slipper Orchid, it was specifically to challenge myself.
This is a very luxurious palette, so get out your deep purples and pinks and see what you can come up with! I hope you guys will play along!
1. Tutorials - I've had a lot of requests for these, and I keep putting it off thinking how I'd rather be selling actual jewelry, but something hit me this weekend, and I remembered how much fun I had creating Christmas presents the first year that I started beading (which I did from patterns). And I realized what an amazing compliment it is that someone would want to create something you designed to give to someone else, so....tutorials coming!
3. Magazine submissions. The Spring deadline is coming up and I don't want to miss the chance to send in some pics!