Sunday, November 18, 2012

(22) Rhode Island
Capitol: Providence

OK, I am finally back on my Pin Project.... YAY! For the past month I have been thinking about the fact that I only have 20 states done, 30 to go. Momentary elation today when I realized I actually had 21 done, only 29 to go.

Ideas for the first 21 states came to me pretty easily. It is getting harder now. All month I had been thinking my next state would be Texas, which was intimidating, because it is the biggest state in this project. Rather than face Texas, I decided to go the opposite route... Rhode Island!! Smallest state in the nation.

Rhode Island posed problems of its own. In this project, RI is 1/4" for 1/8"! It is so small there really isn't much that can be done. I wanted to do something sparkly, because I discovered that Rhode Island is one of the worlds biggest costume jewelry centers. However, the size prohibited a nice, gaudy piece. Instead, I had to settle for the colors of RI's flag, white, blue and gold. I also had to pull out my size 22 seed beads. To give you an idea of how small these are, there are 32-36 beads per inch! There are only 38 beads in this whole piece. 38 beads! Nope, didn't take long!

22 down, 38 to go!

1 comment:

Kimberly Jones said...

These pins are just so amazing! I discovered your art via Mary C. Nasser, and enjoyed your feature on her blog very much! This is such an exciting project to see unfold!