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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bead Table Wednesday - And I'm back

Hi again, long time no see. I've recovered enough during my brake to be back here again, AND also my creative block has flown away, thank god. And I have made something I am dying to show you here. But I am not, not yet at least, coz I want to submit it to a magazine. That was my New Years resolution this year if you remember. To submit at least one of my pieces to a jewellery magazine.

So today I started looking into making something for this month's ABS challenge. I love the bright colour scheme of that Gaugain painting. And I couldn't resist putting together my own colour chart a few days ago. I've never done that before, but this time the chart is so beautiful in itself. I guess I'm not the only one longing for bright colours bathing in strong sunshine.
I have only come this far though, pulling out loads and loads of beads and components that I think would work. Within this soup I have ideas for at least one pair of earrings, one or two necklaces and two or three bracelets. Gotta pick one of them and get started. My weakest point that is. Staying on track. Yes, an ADD diagnosis I have aswell, apart from my MS. My goodness ... I have got the impression I am not the only one in our beading community, perhaps that's why I feel so at home here. :-)
And please take the oppurtunity to look at the two gorgeous links from Round Rabbit Extra, a tealish one and a wine red one both of them bumpy, sort of in the left side of the photo. They arrived in my mail box today. I was so happy they were still there to be purchased the day after the Friday. They were the ones I had picked out for buying from Nancy's sneek peak pictures. Can you believe my luck with that, everything just goes so quickly. Thank you Nancy, I loooooooooooove them.

At last a photo of my studio assistant Charlie, that I took a couple of days ago. See that wire bit sticking out by his belly. He is laying right on top of lots of rolled up wires of different gauges. I bet some of them are severely poking him. Anything to be in the center of the action. That's where you get the best naps, isn't it.

Now I also really want to thank everyone who has commented so kindly on my last post about taking a brake. Your words means so much to me. Thank you so much all of you!

All my best,
Malin

18 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh Charlie....you are too gorgeous! I wish my bunnies would snuggle with me whilst I bead...but alas, they are far too nervy. I am definitely an ADD person too...!

Malin de Koning said...

Thought so
:-)

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Skönt att du är tillbaka !! :)
Supersnygg färgskala du gjort iordning
Skall föröka fixa till något till den utmaningen också...
har lite beställningar att fixa ...
illa med diciplinen här också :)

KRAM!!!!!!!!! B

CraftyHope said...

Charlie is cracking me up. My cats aren't allowed on top of any surface, but Asia (the oldest) can't get enough of my lap while I'm crafting. She loves the craft room.

I'm glad to hear you are back from your break. I hope you're feeling better.

Fire Phoenix said...

How cute is Charlie?! I want!

Hope you're feeling better and on the mend x

Linda Landig said...

So glad you are feeling better! I love Charlie!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Good luck on your submission to the magazine! I can't wait to see what you create for the March ABS from your pile o' goodies! I love the picture of Charlie, he put a smile on my face to start my day off good! We also try to keep the cats away from the beads, tools and patterns, though it doesn't always work.
Have a wonderful day!

Heather Powers said...

Oh, I love that you are submitting to magazines. And your pile o-beads is something wonderful!

Malin de Koning said...

@Hope and EB - our cats are not allowed either really. Esp not on the bead table. But I don't think Charlie knows that ...

@Heather - and guess who's made the bead the piece is built around ... :-)

Heidi said...

Welcome back! Charlie looks even more helpful than my dog. Thank goodness you have him :)

And can I tell you once more how much I envy all your art beads? What you've pulled out for this project is more than the total of all I have + have ever had. I'm so pathetic. I really need to order more stuff from all these talented people. As soon as I win the lottery.

But enough about me - you look like you're off to a bright & cheery start with these things you've pulled out here, and it appears that Charlie's dreaming up a few designs of his own...

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

What a wonderful gathering of beads and then to top it off with a sleeping kitty! Perfect…
I hope you are feeling better. And yes - we are all quite of the same mold here in this beading community - all ADD for sure! Probably a bit OCD too ;)

Malin de Koning said...

@ Heidi - go wild for it! I started that somewhere around 8 months ago or so. It makes a huge difference to have a smorgasbord (did you know that is a Swedish word by the way) of gorgeous beads to pick from. Set up a budget on what you are allowed to spend every month. And then just do what I did. Spend the double or even triple amount! ;-)

@ Marsha - I guess I just described an OCD behaviour there. Is that how you mean? Had to look up that term just now.

Kitty Durmaj said...

I love all those BEADS on your table! Looks like some buttons, too!

But, no bead table would be complete without a cat to give it some character.

Great beads and Great picture, Malin

FryeStyle said...

Yay Malin! You're back! I'm SO GLAD! I've been thinking about you. I can't wait to see what you make for ABS. And your kitty Charlie - so precious! Pets are awesome - see, he's right there for you!

Tom Bjorn Designs said...

Katten är kanon trevlig!

missficklemedia.com said...

Hi Sweetie.
Glad to hear you have been awarded with a newly inspired creative spark during your break. I am especially excited to see what you do with Nancy's porcelain.
I love your Charlie, he must give such comfort and many smiles to you. :)

Jenni C said...

Hello Malin, good to hear you are well and back from your break. your little Charlie is so sweet and very relaxed in his environment.Happy creating with all those lovely goodies.
Jenni

Rebecca said...

Malin, Anita has posted her bead soup! Your wee owl looks very cosy and at home :-)