So my husband’s birthday was a couple weeks ago, and he’s been having a hard time lately, so I figured I needed to make something special for him. I have been researching this idea for over a year, so it wasn’t a last-minute thing except in the timing. I had all my beads picked out, 11 shades in all including some cool glow in the dark beads. I spent days working on this thing, even stayed up into the wee hours of the morning trying to finish for his birthday. And then I failed. It is perhaps the ugliest thing I have ever seen made out of beads. My inspiration came from some watercolor paintings and I was trying to get that same shading pattern, but it ended up looking like a squirrel tried to tie-dye. I cried. It was devastating and I have never felt like a bigger failure. Mostly because I wanted something special for my wonderful husband, but wasn’t able to do it so I feel like I let him down. I won’t post a picture of the monstrosity here, because my pictures always get lifted and posted elsewhere, and then you’d know what it is and I want it to remain a secret for now. I’ve been reevaluating my design and I’m going to have to compromise. I need bigger beads for the main body of the thing, but I can’t find them in all the colors I wanted. So the main body will be simplified, and then I’ll use lots of colors in the other parts. I am determined to conquer this one! Just didn’t happen in time for his birthday. 🙁
But this is why my Asiatic Lily pattern is later than I planned. I just had to try to make him something and it pushed my scheduled work out a bit.
For the next little while I may be pretty quiet on on fronts, both here on my website and on all social media accounts. I’m working on my Christmas Collection, so I will unveil all of those designs at the same time, right before I publish, but I might have a few sneak peeks!
I will also be working on that Scallops video tutorial for you guys. That will be sometime this month.