Wednesday, May 07, 2008
It's almost done! -- Locked Away, Part 8
I've been one busy beader. Here it is, Locked Away, almost finished! Actually, it would have been done a lot sooner, but I kept having to readjust the fringe to make it work. I had planned to make a lot more fringes, but the crystals were so large that they kept crowding into each other and banging into the key. I think that the sparser fringe works much better here, as it allows each bead to have its own personal space, and it doesn't overwhelm the pendant.
After finishing the fringe, I also decided to make a pair of cute earrings to match it.
You know what, though? I'm pretty sure this key was a lot more copper-colored when I started. It must be oxidizing or losing its plating or doing something else that metal likes to do. What I do like is that the key is just the right size that it looks like it could actually fit into the keyhole on the cab.
Over all, I am thrilled with how this is turning out, and I'm excited to start on the neck strap, either tonight or tomorrow!