An amulet is thought to have magical powers and protect the owner from danger or harm. This amulet has the healing power of copper, silver and glass. The light and dark transparent blues swirled in the glass symbolize the sky and sea. Blue is associated with depth and stability, symbolizing trust, loyalty, wisdom , confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. For more info. go to http://www.color-wheel-pro.com.
Got a bit distracted by the pull of the fabric but was able to get back on track after just playing with this pillow project and playing with the vegetable fabrics. For time sake I left the fruit and berries fabric alone and got back into art journaling. Still avoided working with the beads. Oh well, I know it is because it is too cold in my cabin studio which means wood stove work: carrying and splitting wood, find kindling, and yada yada. Just not into that part of it today.
I love good fabric stores, the colors and designs are fertile soil for countless possibilities. Just getting past the fat squares section is like going through some kind of fabric denial that I haven't quite come to terms with. How could brining home just a few neatly wrapped collections be such a problem? After a trip to the coast, and discovering a wonderful shop called Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, http://www.esthersfabrics.com I came back with a collection of fruit and vegetable fabrics.....I must be thinking about the garden too. Oh no the seed catalogs are another distraction. Time to stop daydreaming and focus on the bead making I told myself I was going to do. Hope your weekend goes well and you have the best time ever!
It is February and it was fun to open the annealer and see these creations. I am experimenting with colors I bought a year ago but never tried. It is always a learning curve for new colors. I especially love the bright translucent red of the CIM Sangre. For information on colors and glass visit http://www.frantzartglass.com/