Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Good things coming tomorrow.

I finished my choker this afternoon, and I have to say, it looks incredible. It's another one of those "wish I could keep it" sort of pieces, not that I have anything to wear it with. I'll be posting it on my website tomorrow. It's been a fun past few days working on this piece -- except for the fact that my thread kept catching on the chair lever. Stupid lever!

With that done, I need to put my focus back on Locked Away. I have an order from Earthenwood Studios due within the next week or two, and I want to be free to play with those beads when they arrive. That means that I need to finish what I've got going on right now! Hopefully this time around the beads will behave.

I picked up The Beaded Garden by Diane Fitzgerald last night. I think that between it and Barbara Grainger's book, I should he able to make just about any sort of flower, leaf or vine that I want, plus a few insects.

In the meantime, I've got to go get ready for tonight's game. Once again I'm playing a new character, and this one should work out better than Saturday's did.


  1. The Beaded Garden is a great book. I've made the thistle, orchid, and many, many herringbone flowers.

  2. Happy Birthday, AJ!

  3. Christina, I'm pretty excited to try things out from that book! I'm finding that I really prefer books with a lot of open-ended techniques, instead of specific projects.

    Marilee, thank you :D