Sally's prompt this week was:
"This week focus on the centrepiece, the most important feature of your day, week, life...it makes you comfortable, gives you joy, brings you peace of mind...or is simply a place of comfort. "
While I am not sure it is THE most important feature of my life, my jewelry making certainly fits all the other parameters..it gives me comfort, joy, AND peace of mind. My job is a fairly stressful one, and I do love to come home and work in the repetition of chain work or beadweaving...it is complete zen for me.
As I'm sure everyone else is, I am working on a few different things at this time of year. I just finished and mailed an ornament for Sally's Ornament Swap...but of course I can't spoil Alicia's surprise, so that one will have to wait for reveal day!
I am currently working on these....
...left to right, box chain, spiral chain, byzantine. These are being done for one of our events with the Foundation, Dancing Like the Stars, which takes place in April each year. They will be used as mementos for the "stars" participating to raise funds for us. I will be adding resin charms with the DLTS logo, and the year of participation.
I've also been having a blast working on colour schemes for these:
The Sparkly Wheels are SUCH fun to make...they take less than half an hour, can be done in lots of different sizes by varying bead size and number...and they're endlessly variable. The ribbon necklet here is temporary; I may do herringbone ropes for them, or simply join them together in different ways.
The pattern is by Nikia Angel, and can be found in Beadwork June/July 2010.
Be sure to have a look at what everyone else is focused on this week!