Well...........the past weeks have been really challenging. I have been working on my first cab and rope necklace. I really like the idea of the rope matching or complimenting the cab, so I taught myself tubular Ndebele stitch to do a rope. I then bezelled a Lisa Peter's cab and there it all ended. I wasn't sure how to attach the rope to the cab. I made a couple of bales and finished one I liked but now I don't quite know how to attach it. I then thought a wooden bead would work very well with the pottery cab, but again I'm stumped about the best way to attach it. I think my problem is that I cut the backing too close to the beads that are bezelling the cab and I just can't figure out how to attach the rope.
Anyhow, I realized I needed more knowledge than I have to finish this necklace. I was also getting really ticked off with it, so for my sanity, I put it away. I started working on a brooch from a kit I got from Beadwright. By doing the brooch it took my mind off the necklace and I suddenly thought of a few things that might work. Funny, all the struggling and when you put the thing out of your mind - bingo up pops a solution. As well there were some techniques in the brooch that I could possibly apply to the necklace. I'm not sure if I'll be satisfied with my idea, but at least now I'm prepared to give it some more time.
So, there's a lot to be said for having a couple of projects on the go at once.
I'd love to hear any suggestions you might have, even if it's to start over again. I have taken so many things apart because I wasn't satisfied with them and the revamped piece has always been better.
Talking about taking apart - remember the Cellini bracelet that I had already given away............