Thursday, June 28, 2012
Goodness, but it was a lot more labor intensive than I thought.
I started out by wrapping a metal cuff base in two layers of cream wool felt. I sewed the felt closed on the top and started decorating in the middle adding on the large glass cameo set in a metal finding. For extra stability I decided to sew everything I could on the wool felt using jewelry floss. I do not regret sewing on the embellishments, but boy oh boy ,it took forever to get everything in place. I used a light glue to hold the Rhine stone chains in place as I determined their lay out and then sewed them on as well. From there I added a few items such as a mother of pearl dove pin and vintage earrings. Last I filled in all the blank areas with medium and small pearls topped with ab crystals. I believe it turned out lovely but I don't think I want to do it again anytime soon.
Let me know what you think and any hints on how to make the next one a bit less labor intense
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The hardest thing to do is start back up what you have left sitting for far to long
I would like to thank everyone for their patience. I have been having hard time with my depression lately it ruled me for far too long, putting my life and crafting on hold. Finally I see some light and am able to create lovely things to give to the world. Please enjoy