Well it is done. And, I didn't even have to holler Moooooooooooooooommmmmmm! Fix this.
That is a resolution, resolved :)
Here is the finished product...
And here are few highlights from the embroidered blocks.
This was before he went to Trader Vic's...
And a One Eyed, One Horned, Flying purple people eater
And a witch and a ghoul...
I also finished my OTTBS entry for January, granted it's late, but I did finish it, and got to use some triangle beads that I've had in my stash since 2007 :) and those o-rings that I abslutely had to have...and alot of other beads.
This is from the December 11/Jan 12 issue of beadwork. The pattern is called Beaded Bubbles by Ann Gilbert. There is a note in the corner of the page regarding tension. It is absolutely true. ANY tension makes the components hump up in the middle. I stretched the O-rings themelves and got them to flatten out a bit, but your mileage may vary.
And...after looking at the photos, I seem to have forgotten the all-important clasp. Crap-tastic.
Also, I'd like to introduce you to my model, Onslow, the blue lobster...
I also found time to make some Peruvian String Earrings. These are super, super, simple. If you can make a basic coil, do a simple wrapped wire loop and wrap some thread around stuff, yu can make these. And they look friggin awesome!!!!
I used the tutorial found here. I used embroidery floss, whose 6-strand skeins I split, then split the 6 strings into (I think) 4 smaller threads-I did use metallic sewing thread to great success on another pair. I used 24g wire for the coils and 18g wire for the frame. Other supplies were a piece of 14 g wire that I used as a coiling mandrel, clear nail polish, wire cutters, and pliers as necessary.
Yay! for productive weekends!!!!
And there was that sporting event...right? :)