Hiya everyone! I hope that you all have had a great week. The weather here has been awesome the last few days. I have been trying hard to get over a cold, but I have had the energy to finish a surprise gift for a supervisor and his fiance. Which makes me really happy! I really love this project! It took a bit longer to make then I wanted it to, mostly cuz I had a few other things that had to take precedence.
This ornament has 3 different stitches in it, herringbone, peyote and branch fringe. Used 9 colors of Delicas, and 4 colors of seed beads! I started to design this using a wine cork but the size that I needed was going to need a 1 3/4 inch length of a 1 inch dowel. I am glad I used the dowel, I don't think condensing the design would have looked as good as it does.
This is a montage of the body of the ornament before i added the rest to it. (Note to self: I must remember to take pictures before I zip them shut!) The reason that I am showing you this is because you can't see it clearly on the finished product.
Here it is showing off the branch fringe and you can see the herringbone strap at the top. This was my first time doing the branch fringe and I really like it. Something else that you cant see from this picture is that the branch fringe has alternating pink seed beads on the bottom to match the 3 different colors of pink flowers on the body of the ornament. I can't wait to give it to Paige. They are such a sweet couple.
This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Night. My first thought was something that my son commented on. Military time. He loves to talk in military time. Instead of it being 8.25PM it is 20.25 . So it made me think about 24 hours a day.... or night! I also took a picture of the pattern that I use when I make my inchies. I always print off a copy of the pattern so that I can mark off what I get done.
And here is the Inchie close up. I used 2 colors of Delicas, a teal (again!) and a rainbow crystal.
Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great night inchies from all of the other awesome artists. Until next week, have a blessed and creative week!