Thursday, May 20, 2010
When I looked at the date that I had begun this bracelet, I was horrified to see that it was waaaaay back in March. Really? Surely not! How on earth could this have been sitting on my desk for the last few months, untouched and unfinished?
I'll tell you how...
I procrastinate! In fact, I procrastinate so much that I have procrastination down to a fine art!
But anyway, I digress. I'm good at that too.
So here *finally* is my completed Daffodil bracelet.
It's not everything that I had hoped for. My creative vision didn't manifest into the beautiful bracelet I had envisaged...
My stitching looks a little wonky in places, mostly due to the memory wire I used as a base for the bracelet. It was not the best choice of armature...it is so darn springy that it holds its shape which in turn scrunches up my beadwork (but can I plead ignorance because it was my first time using memory wire?!)
But you know what...it doesn't have to be perfect. It is only a first prototype.
I realise that creativity is a process, and that it may take me many prototypes to perfect a design and create something that I am really happy with.
And although this design turned out to be a dud, I'm very happy with the daffodil itself. So Daffodil Mk. II is already underway in a lighter, softer colourway (see here for a sneak peek). And Daffodil Mk. II will not be a bracelet, but a necklace.
And this time I'm skipping the memory wire.
Thanks for looking, and be well!