One day I wanted to make a polymer clay otter and things just sort of happened from there! I didn’t keep track of how many hours I spent on this, or how many of those little beads I sewed on one-by-one. But it was all worth it. Generally speaking, I just don’t mind spending a lot of time on a project – in honor of hand work which is too rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
These two otters are in love! As you can see, he is bringing his beloved a gift of a fish. Such a thoughtful boy! Such a lucky girl!
I don’t plan to ever wear this elaborate (perhaps overdone?) necklace. In fact, I will make a nice display for it so that it can hang on the wall as “art.”
When I started beading, I couldn’t find the exact colors or finishes I wanted, so I opted for the colors I needed which resulted in what turned out to be a nice mix of finishes, from transparent, to ceylon, to satin, to opal, and so on. If I had really been able to plan it, I don’t think it would have turned out as nice.
The gemstone beads include pearls, kyanite, blue chalcedony, and prehnite.