30 December 2015

Bubble gum bauble

The urge came upon me a few days ago!!! I realised that I'd been suffering withdrawal symptoms due to 'lack of baubles' in my life!!! Sad, isn't it?

So, what to do about it? Well, obviously the answer is - make a bauble!!! 

To really understand and come to terms with a technique I can't 'sit and study' the written word or pictures. I have to simply 'do it'. So, that's what I'm going to do - make baubles to understand more about them.

You'll see that in this one I've started making it on a split ring finding. That means the knots don't have to be hidden inside and it also gives me something to 'hang on to' while starting. By hooking all the ribs round the finding (and the ball/shuttle thread) it means no knots!!!

The bottom is interesting too. First I added beads to each rib (and the ball thread) and then took each thread back through the beads (except the bottom one which remains as the 'anchor') to sew in or 'lose' (tied in a knot in the middle).  The final shuttle thread was taken through a last group of beads but then taken through each of the bottom beads of the other groups and back through it's own group leaving just the one end to sew in.  


Maureen said...

Glue some eyes onto the top bauble - as in the bottom picture - and it will look like a clown!!

Jane Eborall said...

You have all the best ideas, Maureen!!!

God's Kid said...

That looks very nice!! :)

Crazy Mom! said...

What a great necklace bauble!

linb54 said...

One bauble and beads...you have a jellyfish...sort of. Lol

Unknown said...

Love this! I have to get back to baubling. I agree with Maureen, it woul make a nice clown.

Bernice said...

I must be the exception, as I love instructions (it drives DH mad). Your "just do bauble" looks great.

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