Saturday, 8 October 2016

Bugling

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.

9 comments:

Chrissie said...

Love your beading, especially the colours. Brain fog is horrible, unless you have/had it people do not understand how upsetting and frustrating it is. I use the little by little way and move on if I cannot get to grips with something. xcx

Pamela said...

This is gorgeous! I like the colors and the design.

Rachel said...

Those who sneer at the term "brain fog" have never experienced it. They probably laugh at those videos of cats recovering from general anaesthetics and falling over a lot. Ignore them.

And try finding a really small project you enjoyed, and doing it again in different colours. It will be familiar, so not too taxing, but the different colours will stop it being a complete repeat...

Christine Barnsley said...

Very pretty bracelet Wendy! Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend! Christine x

Jane Galley said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, it will gradually return and doing the classes is a good thing. It gives you the incentive and the company to do something. If it helps, get yourself a crafting buddy to do something creative between the classes

margaret said...

as soon as I saw it I thought art deco this is very pretty. Do hope the brain fog has lifted and you will soon enjoy being creative at home. I went 7 weeks without stitching recently but glad to say I have find the mojo again. Take care

underatopazsky said...

That is so pretty and the blue is a gorgeous shade. I really like the integrated toggle and loop. Sometimes a lovely piece of jewellery is ruined by a nasty-looking mass produced fastening, but this is stunning!

D1-D2 said...

It's a cute piece. I believe in "brain fog" as well. There are just some days when your brain just doesn't understand anything and doesn't want to cooperate :|

Sarah in Stitches said...

It looks great! I love the colors you picked. And I definitely believe in "brain fog" - I have to take medication to get on planes, boats, etc. and it just knocks me out. I can't concentrate on anything for hours...