For those of you just joining me, I am writing about the process of creating a made to order large neck piece for an Australian bride. The dates at the top of each post show the time period covered
Dec.21 to Dec. 23, 2010
I think the most frustrating part of this whole project was dealing with the time difference between Australia and western New York , USA. It was a 16 hour difference, which meant Pricylla was not only at another time of day- but it was a whole different day there!! Makes communication a bit hard. For instance, when I sent pictures of the components and asked her which ones she liked, it took a couple of days for an answer. Meanwhile, work was at a standstill. This was pretty much unavoidable. But frustrating anyway. Especially with the holidays creeping up on me.
But I did finally hear back from her, and although she said it in a very nice way, she said that she really didn't like florals and would rather go with a more tribal theme. Since I didn't know if Australian "tribal" translated to US "tribal" I asked for her to send me some pictures of what she had in mind. While I waited for a reply, I made these 2 components, thinking they might like them better.
Again, I pinned them on the dressform with some of the strands of beads to get an idea of proportion and color.
But before I could email pictures to Priscylla, she sent me some photos of what she had in mind, and I decided I needed to go back to the drawing board.
These are a few of the pictures she sent. I lot different than what I had pictured! It sure was hard to get a feel for what someone was thinking that far away. Had I bitten off more than I could chew?!?
The owl component still hasn't arrived, but I did receive the turquoise cabochon I ordered and I liked it. I thought it would go into the center main part of the piece. But I couldn't work on that at all until I got the owl. So I concentrated on making some of the smaller side pieces in a style that the bride would like. At least I felt at this point that I was getting more of a handle on what she wanted.
Next post- "I think I've got it!!" ...I came up with a component I hoped the bride would like.