I had been using a spool of black thread that was ANCIENT to do the hand stitching of the binding when I started
and it was not going well
I decided that my time was worth something too, so I bought a new spool of black quilting thread and threw the rest of that old one away!
(and I admit, that felt really liberating!!!)
the binding on the second one of these is now pinned and ready for stitching -- which I'm sure will take a lot less time
at last, something that is beginning to resemble what the finished piece will look like
yesterday I finished bezeling those pear shaped crystals, then got this all laid out
the original drawing included 4 more pieces of glass (2 more of those ovals and 2 more of the small rounds), but because I'm going to put this on a metal cuff blank, some minor adjustments were needed since these glass pieces don't "bend" and that metal cuff blank is curved where those would have been
the more I work on this, the better I like it
I'm still chugging along on the charity auction --- getting very anxious to be done with it --- I have lots of other things I want to get on with!