As planned, for the past two weeks I’ve focused most of my time on creating new Victorian Christmas ornaments. I made four new ones, which doesn’t seem like many till you realize that each one is individually designed, meaning that many hours go into working out the number of beads in each section, the order [...]
Amid weaving in preparation for the Roycroft Winter Show, I did manage to get two new Victorian Christmas ornaments made.
I’ve always liked the ornaments that I make in a combination of silver & gold, and apparently my customers do, too, since I’ve sold them. So I started by making a new double swag ornament using [...]
WHAT?! Weaving with steel?! Yeah, I was trying to be smart – not too successfully, I fear. Steel is the main color in the warp of this rayon chenille handwoven shawl.
I had an order for a custom shawl made predominantly from the Steel yarn, but I wound a few strands of Starlight in [...]
I can weave some now, but not for hours at a time. When I need to stop and put that leg up, I go back to making my hand beaded Victorian Christmas ornaments.
I just finished these two.
I’m really happy with the ornament on the left, which is over-the-top ornate. I’m calling it Louis XIV [...]
Yes, I’m recovering from surgery. Yes, I’ve been keeping that leg elevated. But I’m way too obsessive to simply sit and watch the crap on TV. Sure I’ve got books I could read, I even went to the library in advance and got a few more in case the unread ones by my [...]