I don't know about you, but I simply adore cephalopods. Yes, octopuses (octopi?), cuttlefish and squid, to be more precise. They are magnificent creatures - they are intelligent, strikingly beautiful, demonstrate amazing dexterity, and many of them do this really nifty color/pattern flashing thing that is part camouflage and part communication. Yeah, pretty cool.
So, in "homage" to these lovely creatures, I present some samples of my cephalopod bead series:
I've been working on this series for a few months. It started with some experimentation with Mokume Gane. OK, OK, it was really an attempt to figure out how Julie Picarello makes such stunning patterns with Mokume Gane - I'm still working on that one. *scratches head confusedly*
But my Muse took it upon herself to push me in another direction after she noticed a couple of interesting patterns that started to happen. So, off I went, following my Muse into the world of cephalopods.
And what will I do with these big, flashy, chaotic beads? I'll be danged if I know! Sometimes I wish I could just start with a complete idea and follow it through to the end. Geeesh.
Stay tuned, readers, for the exciting conclusion of the "Invasion of the Cephalopods Who Ate Freedom, Maine"