24 April 2007

Now I know what it is!!!

It's going to be an earring. Definitely! I need to make another and then wear them for a while to test whether they stand up to use. This is my first attempt to see if it would be viable. This was worked in a no. 20 thread. I went very wrong with the first and only bead!!!

The second attempt on Sunday evening went drastically wrong!! Must have been the red wine - well, that's my excuse!!!

The next one is 'getting there'. I worked this with a single no. 80 (or thereabouts!) thread. I did go a bit 'off track' at the top but it was nearly OK. I'd done a rough drawing of how I thought it would turn out yesterday morning but realised that I'd numbered the rings wrongly as I'd forgotten to put numbers in the RoCh's!!!!! This made re-writing the text a pain yesterday evening. This new way of working really is better. Have an idea, play for a while (doing text as you go) and then draw quite early on. Even a rough drawing before I start is a help if it's an animal!!

Finally I decided to try the no. 80 (or whatever!) doubled and this has worked REALLY well. Much firmer result. I shall try again this evening with a no. 40 and then 'test drive' both lots over the next week or so by wearing them before putting the pattern on my site.
Of course this little motif could be used for anything from a zip pull to a little sew on. I would like to experiment with a large 'dangly' bead in the centre of the bottom chain. The good thing about these Vlp's is that you can play with them when you get to them without the hassle of planning ahead and working out what beads to put where. Ideal for a lazy moo like me!!!!!

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