I’m mixing it all up again, and I’m totally unapologetic about the whole thing! But what else is new, because I know that you expect this of me.
I promised you more beading, but got distracted over the long weekend, so didn’t actually do that much. A little reading, a little dreaming, snacking, some napping, and the bare minimum of beading on my butterfly brooch (or will it be a pendant?).
I did finish the main part of the beading, glued on the Ultra Suede backing, then worked on the edging. Soon!
I forgot to add pin back, under the Ultra Suede. Rats! I will problem solve, then fix!
Did you notice the needle keeper that I used in the butterfly photo? It’s something I made years ago, in one of those ‘what if’ moments. What if I wet felted around an empty thread spool, then embellished with stitch and beads? I completed two, but still have a third waiting to be tarted up (I think that it even has a moth hole in it)! Nothing fancy, just a plastic Coates & Clarke spool. I think that one of them, still had thread on it!
So, here’s a photo of the two I completed. Would I do them differently now? Probably!!
I bought more beads, for my black/clear/silver series of stretchy bracelets, but didn’t feel like working on them, because I was mixing it up again! Perhaps next weekend.
I have an idea for my version of a leftover necklace, but I’m still collecting the bits, so nothing to show right now.
On the stitching front, here are my latest Doodle Bits! I do love these little things!! They’re this week’s tribute to Stitch Meditations.
Remember my copper ink experiment? The three weeks are up, so here are the results:
Look at this yummy colour?
It goes milky after stirring. Still delicious though!
After straining, and decanting it into a jar, then leaving it to settle. All it takes is a little shake!
How about some rusty paper? Or should I say Rus-Tea paper, because the wetting agent was black tea. I think that I might use some of these in one of my hand-made books. I might even add a splash of copper ink.
This is what happens when a ho-hum Gelli print, meets Rust-Tea! I love it!
Well, that’s it for this week, but I will probably be mixing it up again for the next while. What are you doing, and will you be mixing some of it up?
Stay safe, social distance, wear a mask, wash your hands, and get vaccinated!