Well, it's that time of year again where the clocks had to be changed. sigh. This is so stupid. Leave the clocks one way or the other for petes's sake ! There is no need to do this. It is proven it takes some people weeks to recoup from the twice yearly change and that's just not good let alone productive. I could go on a major rant here about all this but I won't. Time to move on.......
The last several weeks have been so busy (as I have stated more than once) I've had barely enough time in the day to finish up what I start. Doesn't matter what it is. So time to slow down, like I mentioned last week, and pace myself. Do you ever find it's just too much sometimes ? I'm there. lol ! I have a list of what I NEED to be doing and as I look at it, I am making plans on when and how much time I will spend on each item. Maybe it'll take more time than what I planned for a particular "job". With that, next time around I'll plan it better. :)
I have been "playing" with beaded Kumihimo of course as I have been for months now. Have I learned anything new recently ? Not alot but that's only because I haven't had the time to sit and learn something new. lol ! I have several new books to read, a BUNCH of tutorials to go over and actually make something, including a new lampwork bead tut. I've glanced over a few things and am anxious to try it all. So in the meantime, I'm still making some jewelry pieces, as time permits, and having fun with that.
The first necklace I made weeks ago. It was one of the braids I made to go with the shell pendant - possibly. It ended up going with the little blue dragon seen below. Such a great match ! Turned out really good together.
This second photo is of another dragon necklace. This little dragon is Esmeralda. For whatever reason, as I was braiding the Kumihimo braid, I kept thinking the braid belonged to Esmeralda, the little purple dragon. :) There she is. The braid is made with my own hand dyed pink silk cord, purple satin cord and one "strand" of gold color seed beads. LOVE it ! She is for sale if anyone is interested. Just message me.
That's a couple things I was able to finish up last week. I really enjoyed making the pink and purple braid. I love working on my Marudai and would do it daily if I could. ;) The beaded Kumihimo braids are all made on a foam disk. Which is fine but I get more pleasure out of using the Marudai. Not exactly sure what it is. The feel of the fibers ? The movement of the cords ? Could it be I can actually DO more on the Marudai ? Meaning making more movement of the cords ? I'm not sure but I love it. :)
Please remember to come on by my Etsy shop for a look at my new hand dyed silk cords ! Lots of colors available with more to come in the next week. All are available by the yard !
That's all for this week. Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you come back again sometime.