I know it seems like I'm only posting stuff that I've made in classes over the last few months, but that's all the making I've been doing. I'm seriously worried that my creative motivation has upped and left me for good. I can concentrate in a class, and really enjoy it, but crafting in my own time just doesn't happen.
So today is the result of another class, this one was at The Bead Shop Nottingham and involved a bit of bead weaving using bugle beads which I've never used before. Bugle beads are the small, long, tubular beads that you see a lot.
You can see them in the picture above. On the left are silver 11/0 sead beads, then the blue bugles and then Swarovski bi-cones. Aren't those bugles a beautiful colour? Steph, the tutor, had made a sample using those silver and blue shades with red bicone crystals. I chose to use the same colours as I love them, though I changed the crystals for purple ones.
I finished this in the class, but it took longer than it usually would. I just couldn't get my head round it. I think this class was just after I'd had a change in medication and was suffering from terrible brain fog. I saw someone on Facebook recently sneering at the term "brain fog" but actually it's a thing and it's really unpleasant.
I really love the design of this bracelet, I think it's quite Art Deco and I really love the Art Deco style.
It's finished with a toggle clasp, which is my favourite kind of clasp. Instead of attaching a metal one, we used an empty diamond and made a toggle to pass through it to fasten the bracelet.
More craft class news coming up, and feel free to try to kick me back into crafting, I really need it in my life and feel a loss because of it.