Monday, August 27, 2012
An olive and a skull
Cassie discovered the Bead Post in the old Post Office in Fremantle, just across from the railway station, and we paid them a visit. Oh my gosh, so many beautiful beads!
A few years ago a group of my friends and I were fully into making costume jewellery, it was a bit of a fad. My enthusiasm has waned somewhat, but it only takes one room full of beautiful beads to re-awaken the sleeping beading beast within, mwahaha. I recalled that my sister-in-law had a birthday coming up, hehehe. Yes. My family are often the innocent victims of my passion for making stuff, and they are always such gracious recipients too.
As soon as I saw that glossy oval mossy-green bead I thought "olive!" and bought two little miniature red beads to be the pimiento in the middle, and some leather cord. I made this one for my sister-in-law for her birthday. I think this olive is very "her". Luckily she thought so too and put it on straight away, which I thought very kind and sweet of her. I have a very high regard for good giftees. My family are fantastic that way :)
Sorta cute/modern-gothic, no? I think so.