Studio Musings

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Two Fish

Emme's design neatly laid out.
After dropping Sam off at camp, we headed to the studio so that Emme could string the beads she'd purchased the day before and make a necklace. 

She did a great job, but I failed to take a picture of the finished project, and that evening the piece broke, so it needs to go in for repairs. 

I normally do beadweaving, not stringing, As such, I'm generally more interested in how many threads I can fit through one bead than its tensile strength.  We used the strongest thread I had - 6lb. Fireline - but even doubled it just wasn't enough.  Wish I'd purchased some beading wire for Emme's visit.

Out of curiosity, what's your favorite stringing material?

Wondering where the fish from the title are?  Well, we visited the Aquarium after the studio and here are a few pics from that:

This big boy posed for his picture
Rockfish - too bad their spiny dorsal fins are tucked away!
A little curlique inspiration with the basket star
Walk Like a Penguin

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure on stringing material but I am loving that she made it herself!