Friday, May 23, 2008
Bead embroidered cuff, spiral rope
Above are my current excuses for not keeping in touch. I've been on vacation for the last seven days - and these are the latest pieces. Nose to the grindstone. Discipline 'r' Us.
This is the first time I'm using a brass cuff form for bead embroidery. Having just finished the piece, I find myself terrified of slathering E6000 all over the back and gluing it - & the lining - into place. I'll have to get over myself though if I ever want to sell cuffs - because otherwise, everything has to be made to specific wrist sizes. Wish me luck?
The necklace was a treat to make. Spiral stitch just whips along doesn't it? The rope is 37 inches long & could be worn doubled. The stones are azurite, with little Bali spacers & a Big Bali Silver wheel in the center. The little silver magnet catch is astonishingly strong and I love it because it just looks like a small silver bead.