Then I was talking with Selana on Plurk and we decided to do a trade. I'm getting some incredible sock yarn - that I'll show off after I get it! In exchange I made the necklace on the left for her. Now I was pretty tired the night I started it, so I totally miscalculated the hemp lengths at first. I knotted for awhile and realized I didn't have anywhere near enough hemp left for the full necklace, but I did have enough for a plain bracelet. So I finished it up as a bracelet and started over again on the necklace.
Now I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with the bracelet. I usually put some sort of beads
in each bracelet! And it was a little on the small side... But I decided to take a photo and list it anyway. And guess what? That was earlier this week - and it sold this morning! To some random stranger in Australia. How cool is that?
I was talking the other day with another artist about how sometimes it amazes us, as artists, which pieces end up being the one's that sell. Sometimes the things that sell are the one's that you didn't like very much, but decided to put out there any way. Other times it's pieces that are simply "happy accidents." They don't look anything like what you may have originally intended when you started them, or they are a result of a mess up, but they still are what some one wants for their very own. I love it when that happens!
It also makes me wonder if I should do a few more simple hemp bracelets in different colors that are beadless... I'll add it to my ever growing list :P Seriously...this list of ideas and projects is INSANE. If I could just get the ideas to slow down to something less than a flood...naw...that would be less fun :P