Friday, 25 November 2011

#13 and #14 motifs for 25 motif challenge

I have taken Mary Konior's  carnival motif and made a christmas ornament as #13 and made a minature angel for a friend for her christmas card as #14.
Carnival with a small mistake in the centre
Carnival finished with a bead loop and an angel button
small angel ( sorry for the angle can't find how to rotate
 on my new laptop)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Back to what I really want to do (#10, #11 and #12)

Well that's the paper work done for the time being.  Now where was I? 
 Motif #10
Mary Konior's Black Magic as a motif




 Next #11
 Mary Konior's bell flower modified to a six point star with beads to fill the spaces.  It was a little lanky so I added a wired bead round with the green beads in the red rings.  it needed to be tighter so is still a little loose, will keep for myself.

now #12 
 from my own thought process this round of frilly chains which I have turned into the 5th christmas ball (does it look like a tree? which is what I was going for).  Originally it was to go on a gold ball but was too big and I only had a blue ball in the right size so the colours are a little muted.  If I ever do another one will keep the outer chain count the same for the last four rows as it was a bit too frilly and won't sit right, even after I blocked before closing on the ball. what do you all think???

The only two chains which hang as they should

Base of ball to look like a trunk

notice how the beads are everywhere but where I want them hanging neatly

I have also included one piece that I made 20 years ago to trim a evening suit, it is the daisy chain from one of the Dover publications.
Well the weather here in Warwick Queensland is Hot Hot Hot 35degC today yesterday monday and all last weekend.  gearing up for christmas putting up the lights and general cleaning of the yard and house.  Spring has left us behind (only 2 weeks this year as winter continued with its cold days 16degC right up until the middle of October) and now summer is upon us.

till next time happy tatting and christmas planning.