This is going to be a busy week. Our vacation bible school started tonight at church, so I'm going to have little time to do any beading this week. Since that's the case, I decided to focus on simple projects--projects that can be put together quickly when time is tight. Tonight I made these owl earrings.
When I think of owls, I think of the forest, of course, but I also think of black nights with full moons. The black beads I used have a crackle finish. The white crackled portions made me think of lightening flashing through the sky on a stormy night, and those who know me know I love storms. Not the ones that cause damage, but the evening thunderstorms that tend to pop up during the summer. There's just something about a good thunderstorm that is invigorating. Weird? Maybe, but I know I can draw more inspiration from a cloudy, stormy day than a beautiful sunny one.
So, this week, expect simple designs on my blog. Whether I wind up with earrings, bracelets or necklaces, they'll all be quick and simple.