Making a bead necklace .... and now for something completely different .... for me
My first bead necklace
Today I met up with a fellow teacher for an exchange of skills. Sue teaches jewellery making and makes some really beautiful things (check out the link). She taught me how to make this necklace with all the extra, sticky out beads at the centre :>) I chose all the lovely blue greens of the sea with a few sand colours for contrast. Her studio was a treasurehouse of luscious beads. She was very patient with someone clumsy, who constantly tangled her thread :>)
I took the Inktense pencils and bars and my paintbrushes for her to have a play with them. They can be used on silk and as she involves textiles in some of her work I thought they might be of interest. Sue experimented with those, while I industriously threaded beads.
Key Elements in Painting and Drawing series:
I'll do the next episode in the key elements of painting and drawing in the next few days. The next one will be about tone.