This week I've been in my little workspace working away with colors and shapes that aren't terribly familiar to me.
This one started life as a bracelet, but wound up a pendant.
When I look at it, I can't help but see the tall Totem Poles of Alaska, and so I've appropriately named it the Totem Pendant.
The shape is entirely new to me, but I'm really liking it.
I'm pretty sure you'll see some new and interesting shapes coming from me this year.
I also acquired a tube of peanut seed beads over the holidays.
I was stumped as to what to do with them. I'm not much of a stringer and I'd mostly seen them stacked on top of each other to create that Jenga-like effect.
But, like I said, Jenga was not speaking to me, so I embroidered with them instead. (stick with what you know, I say)
It turned out marvelous.
The effect is earthy and textural.
I call this one River Rocks, because is reminds me of the chunky gray stones that line the earthy yellow clay of the Tennessee River.
I added copper dangles that move like a little waterfall to finish the effect.
They are both in the shop.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!