Saturday, March 22, 2014
is ours two short rings or one long one?
last night I finally finished this piece
it is titled "Party Line"
it has a very old school title, but it was created in a way that is very new for me
usually there are several drawings, then full size patterns when I do one of these, but the only thing I did for this one is a very rough pencil sketch on a sheet of notebook paper
all of the stitched grasses were free form cut and stitched, then the gold colored grass was added with stitching and Inktense pencils
and at the last minute I decided it needed a border that looks like a mat around a painting in the binding frame
I'm glad to have this one finished at last
and the verdict on the bracelet was that I really didn't like those small pieces of stone at the sides, so I pulled them off and went to a design that more closely matches the necklace this is to go with
and I am very pleased with how this is going
the stitching on this piece has begun --- concentric "circles" the basis of the whole design
I need to create 17 of these to cover the surface of the piece -- just 14 to go!