I did my typical flowers, leaves and tendrils on the frame in polymer clay, and threw in little beetles of course because apparently I can't make anything without insects on it. I brought a couple of the beetles from the frame onto the stitched portion. I feel like they brought the piece together.
The most serendipitous part of this: she has her new house decorated with this exact color turquoise as the highlight color, and there is insect decor everywhere. I had had no idea. The universe just spoke to me and I'm so happy I listened!
While in PDX I was extremely fairy inspired (anyone who has been to Portland will tell you how magical it is there) so on this, the first weekend since I am back, I decided to figure out how to make fairy wings. There are tons of tutorials online, so I watched and read a good half dozen or so, and then started playing around with techniques until I figured out worked best for me and followed my own path. I think they came out fantastic! I just need to figure out wtf I should make with them.
I also discovered Instagram stories (three years too late, hoo-boy) but this story was pretty indicative of my day yesterday:
I also finished my cicada necklace some time ago and never posted. I see that I had posted the wings whilst in progress, but failed to post final project. Whoopsies doodles. Here she is: