On sunday, in spite of a mild sore throat, I managed to find my way out to the studio to get some more pins done. Unlike the previous pins, this batch featured some of my beads. (Thanks in part to my brilliant decision to pick them up from Helena's Studio/Gallery.) I started simple, just the bead on bronze wire that had been artfully twisted in the torch flame to form a hook and ensure that the bead didn't slip around too much. From there I got increasingly bold (with a little encouragement from my beloved.)
I still love the really simple ones. They showcase the beads so beautifully. I can actually imagine wearing three or four of them as scatter pins. These more ornate ones are a bit bold. They need to stand on their own. i don't think that they'd enjoy sharing the glory of a scarf or sweater with friends.
I've posted five of the pins in my Etsy shop. I'll be adding more over the next few days. I'd love to hear what people think.
I've made quite a few of the pins in both styles, which is surprising considering that the sore throat that I had on Sunday evening sentme to Urgent Care on Monday and to my primary physician today. Poor Miss Mica has the cold too. Surprisingly, not even illness dampens her spirits. I'm not sure where she gets her sunny disposition. It certainly isn't from me this week.
If you've tried emailing me, please try again in a couple of days. I've been having some email problems that I haven't felt equal to tackling this this week. Hopefully I can motivate myself after a few hour's sleep to send a note to tech support and see what can be done to fix things.