Yesterday was the first Saturday (heck, the first day) in a very long time that I could sit in the bead room and play. So I thought I'd work on this necklace that's been living on my worktable in various stages of incompletion for a long time.
I have completed this necklace about forty bazillion times in my mind's eye, each time a little differently.
The centerpiece finally came together. Well, okay, after versions 1 and 2 and maybe 3 -- I kinda lost count) just weren't quite it. Ripped that baby apart a few times before I was satisfied.
So what to do for the rest? I had fallen madly in love with the flat spiral when I used it on one of my Bead Swap Blog Hop pieces, so I thought I'd use it here. Then I was worried that I didn't have enough of the faceted firepolished beads to make a long enough necklace, so I added crystals in between sections of spiral. Yesterday I finally sat down to put it all together.
That is so NOT what it looked like in my mind. The balance is all off. The strap is just not proportionally right for the watch faces. The sparkly wheel I made to use as the clasp is too small.
And to add insult to injury, I can't figure out why the picture is showing sideways instead of upright, but bless its heart, the necklace is bug ugly either direction...
And here, dear reader, is where I would tell you what I actually said, but to spare delicate sensibilities and avoid having my language compared to that of a salty old sailor, I'll sum it up as "well, crap." Followed by a glass of wine to go with my whining.
I've got another idea percolating, and maybe tomorrow night will bring some play time. If nothing else, there may be a massive sacrifice of fireline as I weave and rip it back out again...