Well, here it is- my piece for the January Moodboard at OTTBS.
LET ME TELL YOU- this thing frustrated me at every turn! Argh!
The strap is made with Gwen Fisher's Super RAW in Miyuki cubes and Czech 11/0s in white, embellished with silver Tohos in 8/0. The focal and the open half of the toggle are both the same, with a black glass pillow bead in the middle of the focal.
My first complaint- the cubes are a little irregular- enough to make this piece look wonky and wobbly. Second complaint- you can still see the threads holding the open square beads in place DESPITE me taking a Sharpie to them multiple times. Third complaint- the silver 8/0s aren't enough to fill the holes between the cubes, but four 11/0s were too much! So there's thread showing there, and augh I hate thread showing. HATE IT.
I guess the one good thing about this is that, despite all the frustrations, I plugged away and finished it. I really try to come up with something for every Moodboard, and although I'm not entirely pleased with this piece (understatement), at least I stuck with it and finished it. I suppose that counts for something!
I'll leave you today with Trinity and her pretty green eyes.
'Til Next Time!