Today, I'm playing along with the We're All Ears challenge on the Earrings Everyday blog.
This month our challenge is to make earrings from the "craftermath" left on our tables from previous designing. You know, the areas that never get cleaned up where layers and layers of beads and findings have built up, been pushed aside or worked over the top of--I understand this concept very well. In fact, that seems to be the way I work. My favorite method is to use divided paper plates to hold a project. They are stackable and there aren't too many accidents that way! Of course, when I look for something on my table, it becomes a bit of a frustration because I have to remember where I happened to use that particular bead or finding or fiber last!
We are to take a photo of our work surface to show our starting point. No problem! I'm just deciding which surface to show - they are all a hot mess!
I decided on the work bench. I recently order a bag of mixed brass stampings from a new-to-me vendor. So, of course, I dumped that on the bench to see what it contained. It's still there along with beads and findings leftover from previous designing. Then, there are some things that I have purchased recently that I haven't had a chance to use yet - waxed linen, sea glass and hammered aluminum rounds.
I did use some of these combinations and beads from my tray, but I had others lying around that I used also. After a week or so of hesitation, I finally put some together.
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Merry Christmas to all! And, wishing you peace in the New Year!