Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Searching for a beginning

I have made similar necklaces to this, but not for a while, and fortunately I remembered that I needed to start in the MIDDLE as I progressed with the stringing of this piece.  It's in very springy, almost Easter egg colors.  It's the kind that just slips over your head and no fiddling with clasps or anything.  The good thing about that is that you don't have to worry about fidgeting, but the drawback is that it is not adjustable.

In making this I also did something I don't normally do...I left enough rings to make them into earrings and will have my hand at that later on today.

The finished necklace is about 75 cm in length, making it about 30 inches.  It does match most of my monocolor summery wardrobe because it has all those colors in it.

I realize it should have been shown with the focal piece at the bottom, but I wanted the entire piece to show so I left it this way.

Hoping for a pretty spring...with NO FLOOD!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rockin' in the light

I have to admit that I am growing fond of all the rockery around here.  In making these covers, I've decided to use some of them in the family room and perhaps in the laundry room...to reminisce about the way the folks used to do laundry by the rivers by beating the clothes against the rocks.  If the flood they're predicting for the Red River Valley actually does occur (pray for a slooooow melt), we may have to resort to all sorts of means to be doing things we normally take for granted. 

Meanwhile, I don't mean to make 'light' of the subject, but there's not much an individual can do except move things to higher ground and clear out the basement. In our case, that may mean unloading a bunch of stuff that's been piling up (literally) and getting it to a place where it may be better stored or used.  Hopefully the provincial, civic and federal authorities in charge will be able to avert the flood.

I will be making more of these...they have a soft sheen and the texture is pretty deep.