I don't want you to get the idea that I sit down every week, desperately go through my stash and then throw something together just to have something to show you.
If I were able to do that, I probably wouldn't have stash in the first place because it would be all used up. There has to be an idea behind a piece, no matter if it is something that takes me a few weeks and a well planned bead order or if it is a stash tackler.
The reason why the stash tacklers are a challenge is because I get the inspiration for them not from nature, a movie, a photo, a painting, a story or - true story - a bowl of soup, but because it has to come from the beads themselves, and that's not how I usually work.
The items still have to have me written all over them, though. I can't make something just because it's trendy at the moment or because it's easy and/or fast to make. There has to be a small piece of me in there - the movie freak, the cat lady, the silly goose, the jeans and sneaker wearer, the dreamer and more.
Maybe that's why people have told me before that they recognize if I made something even if things don't really have anything in common.
I think this bracelet is also very "me". It starts with the colors, black and black AB, which are teamed up with more black and black AB and - for the surprise effect ;-) - clear AB beads.
It's easy to put on and will go just as well with a dress as with shirt and jeans. Sounds perfect to me.
The bracelet and a pendant that took care of the remaining cubes (no picture yet) will be available in my DaWanda shop soon.
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