Friday, November 13, 2015

There is Superstition................................


There is Superstition………………..



noun: superstition
1.    excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings.

"he dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition"

unfounded belief, credulity, fallacy, delusion, illusion; More
informalhumbug, hooey
"medicine was riddled with superstition"

§  a widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief.

plural noun: superstitions

"she touched her locket for luck, a superstition she had had since childhood"


 When Tammy Adams, owner of the Paisley Lizard advertised the Superstition Blog Hop and the participants were to design around her “ Black Cat “ Polymer Clay pieces, I thought – “ How delightful “.  You were to request drilled or Cabachon and of course, I ordered a Cab for Bead Embroidery – my element.  After completing the Morrigan for the Battle of the Beadsmith 2015 I figured this little cab would fit right in with black, hematite and gray which I had plenty of but I also decided this piece would not be a standard Bead Embroidery piece.  I elected to use ( 2 ) two of my weak points in composition which were to design an asymmetrical piece and to use fringe while incorporated the aspect of Superstition.  But heck!  Friday the 13th is a most superstitious day – but I’ve always had great luck on this day.

First, let me thank Tammy Adams for a unique Blog Hop subject and for her tireless work making the Black Cat Pendants/Cabs.  She is our hostess and I do hope you will spend time visiting each participant and their interpretation of Superstition.

Second, the composition of this piece is Bead Embroidery in an asymmetrical back round.  My left hand-right mind had issues with this type of format as it is not balanced and it took the strength of steel not to modify this piece

With the cabochon containing the Black Cat, I then began to incorporate – the spiders web – a Black Widow Spider – a Bird Skull and in the fringing – a human skull or two.  As this format is bead embroidery it was labor intensive – so I hung it on a silk cord for the reveal and am currently beading a rope to go with this pendant.   

I do look forward to visiting everyone’s blog today to see all of the wonderful designs that were composed using the Polymer Black Cat and I do hope you’ll leave a comment or two – I adore comments.  So start by visiting our Hostess Tammy Adams of Paisley Lizard and enjoy the show.

Update;  Well - I did not fully complete her - but here she is.  She still has fringing and binding left as well as her rope but I wasn't going to let the reveal down.  Please do check back this weekend to see her in all her glory.  Don't you just love those little hints of red?

The List of Participants: 

Tammy Adams (Hostess)
Renee Hong
Betony Maiden
Coral Law
Lee Koopman
Jeanette Belmont
Shai Williams
Beth McCord
Robin Lynne Showstack
Lori Blanchard
Deb Fortin
Michelle McCarthy
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Kim Dworak
Divya N
Karin Grosset Grange
Mowse Doyle
Rebecca White
Shawneen Fagnani
Catherine King ( You are here )
Brook Bock
Kari Asbury
Nan Smith
Carolyn Lawson
Linda Anderson
Ann Schroeder
Melissa Trudinger
Kathy Lindemer