25 April 2011

Some off-loom work

I whipped these up on Friday/Saturday and wore them yesterday :) I don't really wear jewellery so I don't know when I'll be wearing these again! Nonetheless I WILL keep them...who am I trying to convince I wonder lol. Anyway enough rambling, here you go.

13 April 2011

It's finished!

I managed to finish - i.e. frame - the portrait this morning. I went out yesterday to get some felt. While there I looked through the mounts and was lucky enough to find one of the right size!! I came home a happy woman with all the bits I needed. I stayed up late last night getting the loomwork ready for framing.

Unfortunately I finished late and couldn't do the necessary hammering. So first thing this morning (after getting the kids fed and dressed) I finally framed it!! I'm pretty happy with it though can see something I will modify next time I make something similar.

So now the loom is empty, but I have another portrait I need to be getting on with...I will once I buy the beads :) For now I think I will enjoy relaxation for a few days and order the beads then start when they come through.

Enjoy the rest of your day :)

11 April 2011

The end is in sight!

You're probably wondering why this portrait isn't framed yet. Well, first I lost the verve to work on it for the simple fact that the exciting bit was over - looming the faces! I was back to working (monotonously) with one colour. 22+ rows to be precise!

Anyway, today I managed to add my signature to the bottom right corner, and cut it off the loom. I'll need to add some 6-7 columns on either edge just so there is more space between the heads on the edge and the mount when applied. Otherwise, if that doesn't take long I should be able to finish and frame it in the next two weeks. I'll be trying another way of dealing with the warp ends, one that doesn't involve glue...If it works I'll be using that method in future.

For now, happy reading and goodnight!