Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Yeah, Miss Split Personality, that's me. I tend towards whimsical and sculptural beads but sometimes I have an urge to make something a bit more elegant. Above is a custom Rock Diva Cupcake set. The focal is one of my mega-sized cupcakes and the smaller ones are my bracelet-sized cupcakes. I really enjoyed making this set (I made 5 little cupcakes and matching spacers) and I thought I'd make more cupcakes. So I pulled out some glass and sat there for a moment.
Next thing I know, I'm making this set! What?! Those aren't cupcakes! I don't know what came over me. I love Reichenbach Antique Clear with Ivory accents especially if there's a touch of silvered ivory stringer and some fine silver wire involved :) Although these are totally NOT my colours I come back to this combination time and again. There's something so soothing about it. It reminds me of sea glass sitting on a sandy beach. Mmm :)
Kaia's flight back to Florida is on Monday and I'm already dreading it :( I miss her so much when she's in school! We're taking a long weekend to spend every last moment together. Plus we're getting together with Jen and Ariana tomorrow for lunch. I know Kaia will be happy to spend some time with Ariana before she leaves. They won't see each other til Christmas! Ugh, I'm gonna miss my baby so much. *sniffle*
Oh in wool dread news: the dreads are doing great and looking great! Naomi came over and replaced some of the bands as they keep breaking. Last night Steve replaced some too. Oh and Steve washed my scalp for me last week too. Once a week seems to be just fine so far. Obviously I wash the bit in front a lot more often than that.. lol.. but the braids and wool seem to be doing great. It's looking REALLY great now as the wool has felted up a bit more. I will take some pictures tomorrow :) I'm having fun wearing all my different dread beads too and figuring out different hairstyles. I mostly wear it gathered into two ponytails in back and just wind a few dreads around the ponytail and tuck them in. Presto! Instant ponytail! I'm also partial to the low pigtails on either side. I haven't been overly hot in them at all. Every once in awhile, if it's a particularly hot day and I'm feeling sweaty, they bother me where they touch my back. In those cases I just pull them into a ponytail and pin the ends on top of my head! I'm really enjoying them :) I think leaving them in for about a month is perfect. Tomorrow will mark the halfway point! Yay!
Ok, off to melt some glass! Anything any of you would like to see from me?
Hope you're all having a great day :)
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- Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom
- Hi! My name is keiara and I'm a native Floridian currently living in Folkestone, England. I am a hot glass and jewellery artist and I'm passionate about what I do! I love to 'talk shop' so feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!