I am honored to be in this group of Seven...these ladies are a creative bunch.
Participating in this Event and their Package Month and theme are :
Monique of A Half-Baked Notion : January ~ National Gallery of Canada
Moi : February ~ Round and Round
Sally of The Studio Sublime : March ~ Contrasting Colors
Therese of Therese's Treasures : April ~ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Alicia of All The Pretty Things (and the brains behind this lovely continuing hop :-D ) : May ~ Seasons
Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers : June ~ SomethingOld/SomethingNew/SomethingBorrowed/SomethingBlue
Emma of A Polymer Penchant : July ~ not sure if Emma picked a theme but I would say, Beauty!
Monique sent us packages with two focal components and some wooden and glass beads. The focals are polymer pieces she made. The first is this darling bird silhouetted against a faux wood (polymer) background.
Monique sent me all the beads except the seeds. The wood, the glass flowers, and the beautiful bird focal. I strung it on green fireline. My husband is The Bird Man, so it was very appropriate this is the focal I received. I put the orange leaves on the side the little bird is flying toward...a hummingbird to the nectar.
I want to feature more photos but Blogger is being a royal pain and not letting me do much of anything. It took 2.5 hrs to post this one photo. Fingers crossed the next one goes faster. (Monique, our "luck" with each other continues!)
The other focal Monique sent is an incredibly gorgeous polymer mosaic heart.
I do not like hearts.
But this ~ I LOVE!!!!! I mean, really really LOVE.
(I do not like hearts but have a heart shaped rock collection. Go figure.)
The Bug (aka Fish Kisser) and I are both arguing over who gets to wear it, so we will share...which is something I do not do with jewelry. I give, but I do not share. But I am trying to have a Big Heart with this and share.
I had a few chains in mind, but if I was going to make heart jewelry, it would have to be a bit tattered and pieced together. So I made these cloth beads and wrapped wire and red and gold fire polish beads around them. They will fray a little, shift a little, have that darkness and sparkle.
I wore it to a medical facility a week ago and all the nurses were asking to touch it. Love that!
This was a really fun challenge. I got the main project ~ the bird focal ~ done in a couple days. It is exactly how I sketched it and I am very happy with it. The heart floated around within sight for weeks, but when I decided on a look, it turned out so much better than I hoped. It has life in it.
Thanks Monique and Alicia!!!
Now please click on the names above to see what they made with Monique's gorgeous polymer art.