So whilst I'm waiting impatiently, I will show them here and ask what you think.
The client wanted a necklace to wear to the office. She liked my 'Angelus' necklace but didn't want the large angel-like pendant hanging from the centre, and she wanted it in beige tones, not silver. The result is a VERY simple necklace...so simple, in fact, that I had to ask my husband to tie my hands behind my back so I wouldn't embellish it anymore.
Less is more, less is more, less is more...
The Czech fire-polished beads in copper lustre add a little sparkle without being too over-the-top. The finished necklace reminded me of rays of sunlight (ok, so you might need to squint your eyes...and use your imagination a little...), and so I have named her 'Solaris':
A sweet little seven year old is the recipient of the following necklace. She loves the ocean and all its creatures, and turquoise is her favourite colour (well it is this week, but she reserves the right to change her mind...she is seven, after all). So a starfish was in order. But this starfish is different to my other starfish...because it has a backside! It hangs from a looooong tubular herringbone rope so that the little darling can slip the necklace straight over her pretty head. What seven year old wants to be fiddling with a clasp!
I am still planning on offering a free tutorial for my starfish, particularly now that I have my swanky new 21.5 inch iMac complete with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and the works. So I will try to squeeze it in somewhere between designing my website, fulfilling custom orders, creating new designs, entering competitions, looking after my two babies, loving my husband, cleaning the house, brushing my teeth...
Did I mention that I've given up sleep?