Tuesday, 12 January 2010

New Year - New Work

Sea Pod
Originally uploaded by Pips Jewellery Creation
A belated Happy New Year to you all!

The Christmas period was so busy for me that I did not have time to blog at all, or take photos, or do anything apart from make jewellery and try to fit in all the normal Christmas preparations for the family!

At last, it is January, which is cold, extremely snowy and most importantly a time for a little breathing, calming and experimenting. I have been playing around a little at the clay table and enjoying having extra time to just think and spend some time on the computer and catching up with all my friends on Flickr, who I have been missing like mad. It has been good to start reconnecting with them and seeing all the new work that is emerging in this new year.

This new necklace, which I have called Sea Pod, was a happy accident. I was planning on making one sort of bead, but somehow, it morphed into something completely different, with no seeming input from myself. The clay sometimes has a life of its own and will go it's own way! I hope to take this design further and already have some idea of other things to do with it, as well as make some more like this in different colours.

These pod beads remind me of something that you might find on a coral reef.

I hope that 2010 is a wonderfully creative year for all of you!