Now you are getting a very definite picture of my dreadfully messy house!!! Books, beads, magazines, beads, jewellery, oh and beads everywhere, so you can imagine what my family are always moaning and groaning about!!!!
Now then back to jewellery oh and beads of course!!
Yay, we are DESIGNING now!!!
I recently made in my ‘Camouflage Mayhem’ range of beads, an orange and brown set which were called ‘Tortoiseshell Flies’ maybe a bit of an odd name for a set of beads, I hear you say!! Well maybe you are, maybe you aren’t but I will explain a little of why I gave this range such an unusual title!
Now, has anyone worked out where the ‘Tortoiseshell’ comes from for my Tortoiseshell Flies set.
I will tell you and put you out of your misery ~ Ha ha!!
On my return I got out a book from my extensive “library” [oh yes I am completely mad!] called The British Country Companion which had many species of butterflies, insects, birds, etc.
Now, I have many ideas for colours for my Camouflage Mayhem range, along with other animal pictures I had taken at the zoo, what better way to interpret an idea than using wildlife or even nature to help guide you to endless possible design ideas.
Beautiful Colours, shapes and patterns
Sweets and Desserts ~~ Knickerbocker Glory
Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake
I hope this has helped a little with your interpretation of animals, things in nature and even the unusual!
Next Time I will cover:
Design Sources ~ what and where to find ideas and how to interpret them.