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!

7 comments:

  1. Oh, I do like the way this turned out. I think the sparser fringe is just right. Cute earrings too.

    Arline

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  2. Clap Clap! Well done! The fringe is just right, not too heavy, and the key is perfect. Can't wait to see the strap...oh yeah, great idea for the earrings, too!

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  3. Waaaa, no pictures! (Looks like Google/Blogger's picture server is down -- I don't see your picture or Christina's, either)

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  4. Thank you all! :)

    Marilee, Blogger really seemed to be acting up this afternoon. I was trying to read comments on Melanie's blog and it kept loading up an error page instead.

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  5. It's working today! Slow as all get out, but working! That looks great!

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  6. Thank you. I'm going to try to finish the neck chain tomorrow or Sunday, and then I just have to decide if I want to do a beaded toggle or a button-and-loop.

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