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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Shop or not shop - Amazing feedback pt 1. And a new bracelet.

Oh the feedback I got from my last post. Absolutely fantastic! So many good ideas there, and ways of thinking, and angles and ... I got more than I ever could have imagined. There are things there I have never thought of. You are simply the best! Now I need a few days to think through it all, and come up with my plan. More likely I need a week or so. Well, I think I already know the basic structure of it all, but the details, the details ...

You have no idea how helpful your comments have been, and will be. You, and they, will make all the difference for me in the future. I am ever so grateful. Thank you thank you thank you!

Speaking of details, Michelle Mach, who's blog is my latest discovery and which I scrutinize every post of (coz she is excellent), wrote about details a few days ago. She is doing a "letter series" of posts paraphrasing Sue Grafton, an author I like to read. Anyway you should check this post "D is for Details". And that picture!

Her post relates strangely and strongly to one of my latest pieces. The bracelet you see in the pictures. I had the basic design laid out very quickly. Actually it was the two beads you see centrally in the image below, that happened to lay next to each other on my table. And BAM! I loved how they looked together. How about Nancy's, RoundRabbit, teal porcelain link to go with that? I've been so eager to use it ever since I got it a few weeks ago. Yes, it looks great! The rest came by itself. Lilac, teal and brass.

But, what about details then? Well, I have assembled, reassembled, assembled, took all the photographs, saw that something was missing on the chain part, took it apart, took it all apart, coz there were more details I wasn't happy with, like the string I had used was too stiff, and the large beads were sort of turned the wrong way, and also the dangles and so on. Why is it that sometimes the details just get right from the beginning, but then sometimes you have to redo and redo until it is all right. I took all the pictures again today, but of course I managed to smear the lens with my thumb after half of the session. Something I only noticed once I had uploaded them to my computer. No, I am not taking a third set of photos. Now these will have to do.

I haven't given the bracelet a name yet. Currently I call it XX.

All my best, and again a HUGE thank you for your support! I shall come up with some kind of give-away for you. Tomorrow I'm going to Ikea.

10 comments:

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love the bracelet! Where's the toggle from? It's very cool! I am envious of your trip to Ikea...I could spend hours there (and have). Have fun!

Doreen said...

Love this bracelet! I too adore the toggle. It's really unique. I like the purple and blue combination.

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you! Toggle from Higher Chakra on Etsy. Forgot to write that.

Rebecca said...

It's beautiful! Really flows. Love the chain you've used - where is that from? And the little brass(?) leaf/petal link is also very cool. Of course Nancy's link is beautiful....but then I always think that!

Jenni C said...

Malin, glad you got so much helpful feedback from so many.Your bracelet is very nice, I love the unusual clasp and focal bead. I can"t see any fingerprints on the photo! Can I ask what sort of camera you use, your photos are always such good quality.
Jenni

sasha and max said...

A really lovely piece, wonderful colours, and great photos too :)

Malin de Koning said...

I use a compact digital camera: Canon Ixus 10015. It's our family camera really and it is used for all sorts of things.

The thumb caused more of a smear/blur in some areas of the photos. I picked the ones that was either taken before, or was able to be used anyway. I can see it ...

The chain yes, I really love that one too. I got it from Birgitta Leijonklou when she and I had an exchange of beads and supplements last fall. It is brass, and heavily oxidated by Birgitta herself. I bought more of it from her a couple of months ago, not yet oxidated, but I can do that myself.

Brass dangles, both leaf and ball are from Objects and Elements.

Kristi Bowman said...

Very beautiful Malin. I love those 2 little beads that you put together, and especially those little sort of faceted mauve/pink beads from the focal to the clasp on the right in the top picture. Those are really interesting, along with all the elements. A lovely creation!

Sally Anderson said...

The bracelet's lovely, Malin. I love the way all the pieces just come together to make a beautiful whole! Very nice!

Pretty Things said...

Very pretty!!!