Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Actually it just looks a bit grainy now that I'm looking at it again. Needless to say, it is definitely not one I would use to sell this necklace on Etsy...lol. I just had to share since it is one of the first things I've finished in ages. Well, didn't even really finish it yet since I still have to put on a clasp, but close enough. I found the hematite fan ages ago at a bead shop I rarely go to over by the airport here in Vegas. That main part is actually strung and then I added the chainmaille bits on the sides. I used bright aluminum rings and so the maille part is very lightweight. I was quite happy with how it came out although I did end up having to get some help on the stringing part from my friend Jennifer as it had been so long since I'd done any I was having a heck of a time getting it to sit just right. I took a few other photos of things I was playing around with but they were even worse. If I had Photoshop it wouldn't have made any difference with the other photos, THAT is how bad they were!! Really need to find a decent new set-up for a light-box.
I wanted to say thanks to all who commented on my last post about tutorials. I have to say that for the most part I agree about the fact that if you search hard enough you will find a free tutorial for just about anything. I do agree that people who do put together tutorials put a lot of time an effort in so yes they deserve payment for that but I can't see why anyone would take the time to do a tutorial for say, peyote weave, and then charge for it when there are a zillion and one free tutorials out there. At the end of the day, I'd rather keep more money for beads and jump-rings and wire!