Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Creative Space - Practice makles Perfect...or at least passable

I can't seem to decide if it is a Craft Fail or not?

On Monday, I had a dinner to go to and even had a brand new top ensemble to wear. But, the outfit needed a necklace. A big chunky one. But alas, all my great accessories are in storage. So I thought, I am crafty, I have good taste, I can make one! Not so much.

Is it just me? Do I just have trouble getting used to the not-beaded-or-metal-but-is-still-real-jewelery look? Should i keep trying? This piece did inspire me to make a couple more. And I did learn some things. Like weight distribution both literally (As in the heaviest part of the piece will hang at the lowest point and drive you nuts if you didn't design it that way.) and aesthetically. As in asymmetrical is okay, but you are walking a fine line between it and just plain odd looking.

also, yo yos and buttons? As much as I like it, I just don't know if it is too cute. And cute was not what I was going for. Ah well, the important hings is I tried, and that lace is totally re-usable!

Have you been to My Creative Space @ Kirsty's aka Kootoyoo? Shame on you if you haven't!


Kirsty said...

Lots of lessons learnt so I don't think you can say it's a fail. Especially important is that weight thing I think.

I can't pull off anything large around the neck though.

dash robin said...

good on you for making something to match your outfit...and keep on making them, you will know when you have got it how you want it and until then enjoy the process!

Gina said...

I've thought of trying similar things myself so glad you've done some of the testing and musing for me! I really like the yoyos - perhaps it's the lace that makes it look more scarf-like and less bling-like? You could just try it without the lace (and make a matching garter, heh heh_.

LollyChops said...

I would NOT call that a fail! I think it's really lovely!!!

Donna said...

I love the YO-Yo' know I'm a Yo-Yo fanatic..but I agree with LollyChops..that's a great necklace! I'd wear it with a white blouse..long and narrow (if I were skinny of course) and a nice black sheer type skirt...great outfit for a special dinner. Looks good to me!

Anonymous said...

Adorable. Love it!!