Friday, February 1, 2013

Thinking Cap

This one took quite a bit of trial and error before I figured out how to weave the beads onto the stone.
I think I took it apart 4 times before I got it to do what I wanted...
hope I can remember how I did it next time I want to use the technique.

As I develop this series I am more invested in the craftsmanship.
I want them to be well made. That can make them more of a struggle to complete but I am better contented with the results in the long run.
It matters now in a way it didn't when I stated fooling around with the idea.
I think sometimes that value I have come to place in them makes it harder to share them, a risk is inherent to the act that wasn't there in the beginning.
I am working on just being present, not judging the outcome of sharing,
Sometimes it comes easily, other times not so much...
Trial and error.

4 comments:

Mary Stori said...

I'm so awed by your latest stone/bead embellishments.....I've beaded whittled down champane corks (so it looks better when you stick it back in the bottle while one does their sipping!) But...stones...fabulous.

I'm curious about the size of these pieces?

alsokaizen said...

Hi Mary
I love the cork idea!
The size varies a bit but most of them are between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long I think I gravitate to that size as it is easier to work than the really little ones

coral-seas said...

I really like this fellow, he looks like an acorn.

alsokaizen said...

Hi Carol I agree! a little seed of an idea...