The letter ‘i’
Approx. 5cm x 13 cm worked using wires, metallic threads, beads and custom made ‘sequins’ on black felt. The colours are silvers, blues, greens and purples. Again, my poor photographic skills do this a disservice, but then again, no photography would capture the way this shimmers and shines and catches the light in different ways as you view it from slightly different angles.
I’m quite pleased with it. The letters are a much more rigid format than I’m used to working with, but there’s still scope for so much embellishment and patterns within them.
The bonus is that it’s very relaxing for me to do this, almost meditative in nature. That can only be of benefit to me. Also, it’s been nice to be cwtched up under a fleecy blanket whilst working both this letter and the jewellery. It’s a chilly day here, with heavy rain from time to time. It’s nice to hear the rain on the windows and know that I do not need to go out in it. It was doubly nice this morning as I was sat in bed, the purrfurrball (cat) draped over my legs, purring loudly, as I could hear the rain on the windows. It was a very comforting place to be. Also, it is the only place that the cat will sit on my legs/lap – his favoured spot is upon my chest, head nuzzled into my neck or shoulder, and that brings an end to anything that involves using my hands!
The pendant is approx 3cm x 3.5cm.
Both worked with silver beads, purple/green iridescent ‘sequins’, silver threads. The earrings have purple beads on them.
Just a few little items made for a friends’ daughters’ birthday this week … they didn’t take too long to do either, just a couple of hours, simply because I kept the design simple and not over embellished. The pendant has a different ‘edging’ to my usual over-stitched beads; I’ve used bugle beads sewn close to the edge of the felt so that there is a black border around them. I don’t know if it works well, I’ll see what the feedback is from my friend!