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Monday, March 16, 2015

Beadwork of my daughter's

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My middle daughter made some bead-work over the last little bit.

She made the necklace first it did not come out how she wanted it so it became a necklace it was supposed to be a bracelet first.  Then the bracelet was made and came out the way she wanted it to so it was given to a friend.

The rose was made last.  The rose was for a friend as well it was in that persons favorite colors.
She redid the wolf eyes and made the bracelet she had been planning on she all so made a French beaded wire rose.  The bracelet is made with size 11 seed beads whereas the necklace was size 10 seed beads.

After doing the brick stitch she sewn it onto a piece of felt then that was sewn to a leather band so it could be worn as a bracelet.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Black Knotty Gloves finished

gloves my daughter made for me
My oldest daughter the one that did the Hooded sweater made these gloves for me as a gift.  She purposefully did not put finger tips on them as I like to still be able to use my phone without taking off my gloves.  I think she did a real good job on them.  They look sort of gray in these photos but they are actually black.  They fit perfectly too.
 detail of wrist
She is still sort of on a cabling kick  I bet she could cable in her sleep she is much better at it than me now.
left hand
both gloves

Monday, March 09, 2015

Wolf eyes choker

in shadow

This bead-work was done by my middle daughter it started out as a gift for a friend who likes wolves it was to be a bracelet.  During the course of her making it she discovered that the gray beads she was using had been painted.  Which is never good because paint always chips off and the color underneath is not the  color you wanted  just in making the piece it was already starting to chip so that would never do  who wants a wolf that is spotted pink , purple and green where it should be gray.  The beads under the gray paint were pink and purple and green. If you look at the photo below you can see above and to the left of the green eye a pink bed yep it use to be gray.

 in light
blue eyeSo I took a leather bracelet band and cut it in half and sewed felt to it and placed the bead-work on the felt she can now wear it as a chocker and when it chips well that is how it goes.  This piece was woven on a bead loom.

full chocker
green eye

She has started over again doing this using different beads and using peyote stitch instead of a bead loom to make the bracelet. Which will also be on a leather bracelet.
Attempt number 2 did not fair much better she was using some of my more expensive beads but I did not have the right shades of blue and green so without a flash on you can not see the blue.  Also with the flash on you loose the gray and black difference. 
attempt number 2 with flash

2 with flash on

It also has a different dimension using the peyote stitch which makes it two wide for the bracelet.  So she will be making  a third attempt at this in the future.  With out the flash on you cannot really see the blue
attempt number 2number 2
Without a flash you can see the gray and black difference but the blue disappears so back to the drawing board for  a third time. 
I also do not like the way the peyote stitch (also known as gourd stitch)  stretched this design as it no longer looks wolf like.  That is my fault as
I was teaching her that stitch as she has never used it before.

Her next attempt will be off loom square stitch she gets to learn something new again.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Crossing Fingers

I applied for a contract job at UVU yesterday. Wish me luck I think the interview went well ( 3+ hours). I know it is only a short term job but I have lots of talent to share and I could learn so much working for the costume department for the university for a few months.

I am thinking of going back to college as a student to get a BFA in Theater Arts with an Emphasis in Costume Design.  Life is interesting how it changes and grows and goes back to the beginning all at the same time.  Not sure yet but I am putting it out there.  What do people think on this that know me or follow my blog just curious.  My oldest daughter said cool mom maybe we can take classes together.  I love my kids they are my rock at times.  My husband seems all for it too could not ask for a better family.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Tree of Gondor Sweater Finished

Guest blogger post by my oldest daughter about her sweater

my daughter's work 
After thirteen months I have finished my sweater. I added a hood to my sweater which I made over-sized like the cloak hoods of a woodland elves.
oversized hood on purpose
gondor sweater
On it I have two dragons to symbolize Smaug. 
tree of gondor on backdragon on hood
I have also added gold colored hooks for the closers on my sweater. I am thinking of doing a second sweater but I have to see as to what yarn I have available, yarn my mom will give me ;). I think though for the pattern on it I will have a theme of wolves or animals of the night. If you have suggestions please leave photos or locations of patterns on Ravelry in the comments below.

back detailscuff and hook closuresymbolism in sweater
  • tree of gondor
  • with a woodland elf hood
  • with smaug the dragon on the side of the hood
  • and the knot work is to represent the dwarfs
  • nine closures for the ring wraths
  • wizard is the color
  • where it goes around her middle finger is where frodo wore the ring last when it was bit off so it represents both frodo and the ring.

Note by Sunshine : We do not usually post on Sunday but this was important to me that I show her finished work as soon as I had photos of it.

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