Friday, May 22, 2009

What To Do? What To Do?

Well, I'm in a quandary. What to do? What to do?

I decided that I would use moonstone as my birthstone, and I found some beautiful jewelry using blue moonstones. Extremely expensive. But blue moonstone--just the thing for my doll, I thought. I made and stuffed the doll. Then I made the face cab and painted it a lovely light blue. She has a minor scar on her cheek, so I put the project aside for a couple of days while I contemplated plastic surgery or a total face transplant. Hey, lots of time till June 15.

Then Thursday, I stumbled into, er, made a special trip to, our not-quite-local bead store. I was feeling flush, with a pocket full of crumpled dollar bills and quarters. I had been reimbursed for supplies by participants in I workshop I had just taught in that town.

Then I saw it: A tube of beads labeled "Moonstone Mix." They were cream, white, peach and grey. I was smitten. The perfect colors for my birthstone doll. And then there was a coordinating tube of satin Delicas also labeled "Moonstone." I was beyond smitten. I was in love!

I went into meditation mode, trying to keep myself under control. I spent half an hour looking at every single bead in the shop. Twice. And then I purchased. Woo-Hoo!

Now I have to decide if I will use the little blue doll or change my color choices and make a new one. Lucky for me, I don't have to decide right away. I'm going an indigo dyeing workshop all day tomorrow so there will be no beading.

Don't worry, Little Blue Doll. Mommy loves still you.


Carol said...

Wow. These beads are georgeous! I love your bead style. Keep the doll you have. This will be perfect!

Robin said...

Can't believe you had to think about it, even for a moment! The moonstone mix and satin seed beads are gorgeous and will be perfect for your doll. I agree with Carol about keeping the doll you already made. She's perfect.

25 years ago (er.. maybe 30?) I used to do a lot of metal smithing and buy lots of wonderful and expensive cabs. I think I still have a moonstone or two. Would you like me to send one to you? Email me at robin[at]robinatkins[dot]com if you do.

Robin A.

Plays with Needles said...

Oh yea! I'm so excited -- I love Marty's dolls! And this one looks like a stunner. That soup mix is perfect and so are the other beads -- a great start, I'm thinkin'
And yes, keep the doll, it doesn't look very blue at all in the picture plus it's a very pale blue if it is...Good luck!

ANd, oh boy, Robin's gonna send you a moonstone...