Autumn 2020:
back to making beads in fall colours

I would no doubt still be in the ‘thinking about’ getting back into beadmaking mode but for the fact that commissions are actually starting to pile up. The beads featured in this post is one of the longest running ones.

Assorted (mostly) hollow lampwork beads in effetre & CiM, produced 15–18 nov. Largest, 1.5" top to bottom. LumixDMC-LX100/2020LX100/20201119LX/P1160187adj.JPG; rotation, cropping, cloning (of background, to fix rotation), value adjustment.

My client wanted some reference to covid 19 and Black Lives Matter, but not the latter spelled out. So, of course, this was exactly what I was planning to do, but in a font that wouldn't be immediately obvious.

/LumixDMC-LX100/2020LX100/20201119LX/P1160189.JPG—out of the box .jpg. Click for sharp, full size images.

I'm thinking if I can make references to some of the other calamities of this year—murder hornets,[1] hurricanes, forest fires, the (really, there's no other word for it) shitshow the administration attempted to make of an election[2] its own appointee guaranteed was the most secure in history—I will. We'll have to see.

[1]I had my very own encounter with wasps this year, and did not enjoy it.

[2]In fact my four day streak was broken again by Michigan's on-again off-again failure of voter certification—of mostly Black Detroit, natch—by the republicans in an incredibly brass-faced form of chutzpah, so back to doodling I went while watching the late night comics mock Giuliani's dripping hair dye and the stunning hypocrisy of the right.