Monday, May 05, 2008
"...And he climbed with the lad up the Eiffelberg Tower.
“This,” cried the Mayor, “is your towns darkest hour!
The time for all Whos who have blood that is red
To come to the aid of their country!” he said.
“We’ve GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”
Thus he spoke as he climbed. When they got to the top,
The lad cleared his throat and he shouted out, “YOPP!”
And that Yopp…
That one small, extra Yopp put it over!
Finally, at last! From that speck on that clover
Their voices were heard!..."
From Dr. Suess's Horton Hears a Who.
Horton has always been a favorite around here. We actually have the old VHS of How The Grinch Stole Christmas with Horton as an extra on the video. I love how Dr. Suess made up his own words. YOPP, happens to be one of his extra good ones in my opinion. Naturally, I took the kids to see the new movie when it came out. I thought it was great and it was oh-so-very visually stimulating!! Enough so that a couple months later, I am still thinking about things I saw in the movie that I want to translate to beads.
The one thing that has stuck with me the most is tone on tone stripes. I love love love stripes. Maybe it is the orderly-ness of stripes, I don't know. What I do know is that stripes in jewelry don't make you look fat and that is an extra good thing. So, above you see the YOPP necklace. Fantastically fun stripes in a fabulous new color with subtle weightless stripes and swirls of sterling silver... *sigh*.
Last week when testing the Zoozii's tool, I was keeping true to my "Lemonade Stand for Art" promise and decided to pull out some old glass I hadn't used when I bought it. I had four rods of a color called Orange Sherbet. And oh my stars, I am gonna have a hard time not reordering more of this. I used up every inch of that glass!! It is soooo delicious. It is soft and creamy, opalescent, and a wonderful softer version of my favorite Coral Orange. I found it meshed wonderfully with pale turquoise and transparent aqua. Add in a dash of persimmon red and you have a combo made in heaven!! For the bracelet below, and for the LSFA (Lemonade Stand For Art), I decided to conserve wire and put a dent in my Accuflex beading line. Cool huh?