Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Double Header: Getting My Rocks Off On Hump Day and WTWednesday?!?

This week's rock comes with a big Question Mark.

I want this to be supported by tension.
But I am wondering if that is going to work.  Maybe more beaded support?  Anyone think a couple dabs of E-6000 is a good idea?  Any other ideas?

This is the one with the best is a shell from Monmouth Beach, NJ.   I am thinking it might be too busy.  But it is a really cool shell so if it doesn't work here, I will be finding a project for it real soon.

side 1

I like that big grain of sand in the channel on the right.

side 2.

The big grain is peeking through the hole on the left.

The second is a stone from Monmouth Beach, NJ.

side 1

side 2

The last one is the original rock for this necklace, from the shores of Lake Michigan.  I chose the bead colors and the pearl colors based on this rock alone.  But if I go this route, it needs the slightest bit more tension or an adhesive or further beady support.  Not sure what to do.

Thanks for looking and lending a few thoughts!


AntiquityTravelers said...

I really like the simplicity of the single beaded support - especially that last one! It has a Japanese feel to it for some reason? But I also like the patterns in the first rocks .. I don't think the beading is too much. Somehow it gives order to the natural patterns in the rock. What a great design - and so versatile!

Karin Slaton said...

My immediate thought after scrolling through the photos was to incorporate the first one in your design. But after clicking on each photo and studying them close up, I really love the look of the last one. But I agree that the shell must find its way into its own One Kiss creation!

windrock studio said...

I don't even know how you begin to do this so I'll leave those questions up to the experts ... I really like that grain of sand, too, and can just imagine the nice weight of these pieces.

Liz said...

I think I like that last one. I keep going back and forth. The first one is really great. Well, the middle one is nice too. I can totally see why you have indecision. I love the clean simplicity of the beaded band. I would not use more beads in order to support the shell or rock just with tension. Then again I'm not always the most practical type of person. Glue is your friend?

Bobbie said...

Divine. Sublime. Delicious. And such a great idea!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are fantastic Christine! What great finds too in these rocks and shells. I love the way they look as is. E6000 would certainly give that extra needed security.

Honey from the Bee said...

What did you end up doing?! I love that first one I think the best and I agree that I think the seed bead work complements the shell, not too busy. I'm with you at not wanting to use glue, but I always use E6000 under my cabs that I bead for the just in case. Would someone fiddle around with it if it didn't have a visual means of working to try to figure it out and then release the bond? That would be my concern. Or I'd keep it for myself. :-)