"Don't Do The Dishes" is just one of the names I am thinking of using for this new necklace. I know it is a silly name, and it is one I used ages ago for a very small set of beads covered in bubbles. There is just something about gigantic transparent blue bubbles that has me thinking of a pile of dishes waiting to be washed. Oh, or that scene in Disney's Cinderella, where she is scrubbing the floor and huge bubbles float around the room. Or... an over flowing, over suds-ed load of laundry too. LOL. And at the same time, I imagine that anyone wearing this would definitely NOT be doing the dishes while she wore it.
I can't say exactly where this idea came from.If just floated into my head yesterday. Lauren and I were sitting at the kitchen table. She was chewing on some Cheerios and I was reading some emails. I was suddenly panic stricken. I couldn't remember where I had put my sketch book in the midst of all the cleaning I have been doing lately. I eventually found it tucked away on a book shelf. I flipped through the pages and started to doodle this design. I thought about it all day.
While Lauren was at school, I planned to work on Bead Box Beads, but I couldn't stop thinking about the necklace doodle. I grabbed a few rods of my new favorite shade of transparent blue. These are the absolute BIGGEST hollows I have ever made. I am talkin' HUGE! As big or bigger then ping pong balls. As the kiln cooled through out the evening, I took out my wire and readied the base and made the coils. First thing this morning I wired up the beads and put it all together.
Because of the enormous nature of the hollows, I should have made the base wire longer. I started with a piece just over 18ins, but with the chunky beads it now wears like a short 16in. Not that its a bad thing, I like short for summer styles, it just limits the wearers to smaller necked people. Next time I think I'll make one longer with a few more beads.
So far, I am getting mixed reviews from my home based critics. Ron thinks it's weird and has too many beads... Jacob thinks it's kinda crazy... Andrew thinks it's awesome... and Lauren is still sleeping. I would love to hear what you think!