Yesterday was Christmas Day. My grandchildren were in Cleveland with their other grandparents, so I spent the day at Mama’s House, making earrings.
I am pleased with my peacock pendants. The first one is hung from a strand of re-spun sari silk from India. The second one makes a pretty good Christmas ornament, don’t you think?
‘Trying Kumihimo with satin (rayon) embroidery floss. It is too slippery to hold an even tension:
I wove a piece long enough for a bracelet, tied it off, and pulled it. After pulling it, some of the unevenness was gone, but not all. This one will be for me, so it’ll do. Maybe, if I used Kathy James new mini loom, and watched my tension more carefully, I could get better results. The rayon floss has a nice sheen and is worth another try.
‘Pleased with these:
and the person who bought it actually came to pick it up and paid me!!! (I have three pieces that are waiting for their future owners!)
This is Mookaite from Australia, just like the burgundy piece I have for sale at the Wildflowers Shop in Elkin. Mookaite can be burgundy, pink, rust, gold, white or a combination of any or all of those colors! This piece is mainly rust and gold, so I wove a Kumihimo braid of rust and gold satin cord. I’d hoped to finish it in the fall, but had to find just the right antique copper findings!