Friday, March 30, 2007

A little spring bling...



I've been working on this necklace for most of this week. I finished it up a couple days ago. It's a dreary day today so I didn't have good light for good pictures. The beads are vintage beads that Morgan's mom gave me after his grandma passed away. They were part of a necklace she had but it had come apart but she had kept the beads. I had been hanging on to them until I had found other beads to go with them. But then I found Super Hero Designs and realized I could keep it simple and just keep the beads together and not add other beads with them. I love the simplicity of the designs at Super Hero. It also gave me good practice working with wire. The founder of Super Hero Designs in also featured in the Sark book I'm ready!

The 2P's challenge for today is: What is one book you would recommend for someone who is new to scrapbooking or looking for new/useful information?

This is a tough question. I think it can depend on what your style is. But I'm going to go with Cathy Zielske's Clean and Simple Scrapbooking. She covers a lot of design principles and I think that is very helpful. I find myself going back to that book again and again. I find a lot of people work is lovely but too busy for me. I love Cathy's focus on the pictures and the stories. She doesn't over do a page with all kind of embellishments. While these things can add to a page many times it is just too much. Or not done the right way.

I spent some time yesterday crusing around the web and found lots of inspiration and now my head is brimming with ideas. I've got to do some writing so I can get them out of my head and at least down on some paper. I tend to be a bit fidgety when I have too much going on in my head! Then I can't focus and nothing gets done. Hence the pile up of laundry!

5 comments:

Noelia said...

Love the necklace!

Lynn said...

Heather the necklace is beautiful! Great job. Love the soft color of the beads.
Good luck with your laundry pile, I have the same thing here, lol.

It's Not Easy Being Green said...

You made that? I was going to ask where you bought it! Great job!

Jill said...

Very pretty! Jill (pea Jill_Ilene)

j said...

Love the necklace! The vintage beads are beautiful. And I totally agree with your recommendation of Cathy Z's books. She's the best! ;-)