But now and then it's time to take a deep breath and dive into something a little more extreme. Something that will take some serious time and planning. Something that will give you a good excuse to stay indoors when the weather outside is colder than Antarctica. (I wish I was exaggerating.)
So here is my latest big project, shown through a series of progress shots. It's not finished yet, but stay tuned!
|Gathering the potential material|
|The gemstone pieces were the inspiration for the piece.|
Everything else grew from them.
|This is the first time I've actually sketched out the plan for a piece before diving in. |
I've been doing this for twenty years. I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner.
|Transferred to the backing and gemstones glued in place.|
|A little progress|
|Here's today's starting place|
The needle's threaded and I'm ready to get moving today - stay tuned for the next progress update!