Sunday, July 27, 2008

Beady Wiry Idiot Cord

I bought a Clover Wonder Knitter yesterday at Hancock's Fabrics in Kirkland so I could fiddle around with wire and make some gewgaws. I didn't have anything special in mind; just wanted to create something a little airier than the densely knotted micro-macrame or tatted stuff I've been pondering lately. This fiddly bit is made of 28 gage brass and a mixture of size 8 and size 11 seed beads.

I think it would be nice to make one chain of this long enough to wrap around a light bulb several times.
It's a sparkly something.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Special Award for Best Use for a Pottery Barn Curtain Panel

I've been working on a costume for the upcoming FaerieWorlds weekend in Eugene. I found a devore velvet curtain panel at Goodwill and splashed some ColorHue dyes on it to create an outer vest for my costume.I'm using two OOP patterns for this: the shirt from the re-enactors' costume and the long vest from the work ensemble:

The shirt is finished. I used a rather slippery georgette and some Chinese frogs for clasps: