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I was more or less productive today. I fixed the bead swag that I tried to restring last night, and I think it actually came out a little prettier. I added some amber beads that I bought at Pennsic and got rid of the amber chips that I never liked that much. I also remade a couple of my older bead swags, removing some faceted glass beads and replacing them with semi-precious round beads -- it's a much more sophisticated look. And I made a swag to wear with the greyscale Viking outfit, out of hematite, freshwater pearls, smoky quartz, and black glass beads (which I might replace with jet, black amber, or black agate). It really looks elegant; I can't wait to wear it. I'm going to make another out of hematite, freshwater pearls, crystal quartz, cracked crystal quartz, and silver, as well. Having this first one done, though, gives me hope that this outfit will look really elegant, instead of merely cute.

As for the broken handle on my jewelry box, I might see if I can find a drawer pull that will work to replace it, as it's a real pain not having a handle of some sort; it's too big to pick up in my hand. I need to find my other one, as well; it will work well for daytrips.

And now, I think I'll put away my shiny pretty things and either continue to work on my clothing research or work on darkwolfie's cloak project. Tomorrow I'm having lunch with friends, then after I take darkwolfie to the train, I think I'll go to WalMart and get a few more things to get my workroom organized. I was thinking that I might get another set of drawers, but I think I'll bring in the folding bookcase that I used in college. I still need a portable closet, though, for garb, and I need to get some laundry done. Yay. X-P

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tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 14th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Any pictures yet???

I haven't actually done anything yet. There are some new skills I'm going to have to acquire for this project, so I'm doing test pieces first to make sure I know what I'm doing. The biggest is tablet weaving -- I want to do handwoven trim on both his tunic and my gown, and I want to put a tablet woven border at the top edge of my gown and the cuffs and hem of his tunic. I've never really done any tablet weaving, though I grasp the concept. I'm going to use a pre-existing draft, though; I definitely don't understand it enough to make up my own. I'm also planning on weaving some 2x2 twill to make leg wraps for the husband; we'll see how fast that goes. Luckily both the trim and the wraps are on the "get 'em done if there's time, scrap 'em if there's not" list.

So anyway, short answer, there are no pics yet, but I'll post them when there are. :-D

(And welcome. Don't mind my mess; I live here.)
1 trip or shoot the rapids