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Going for Gold

Going for Gold

When I spotted this swirling gold focal component in Candie Cooper’s Etsy shop, I knew it’d be great for capturing a Czech glass button.

I auditioned several and decided on this amber swirly one: 

The chain tassels, I had on hand. All are from Michael’s. The middle one had to be removed from a lip shell and is a slightly different shade of faux gold. I may swap it out for a gold silk one before I’m finished.

I am pleased with it, and especially with the back:

The Czech button had a metal shank. I snipped it away with shears and filed it with a diamond file.

I wasn’t particularly pleased with the looks of that, so I hunted one of my tiny brass hummingbird stampings:

A little E6000 and ta-da!

A heavy gold bail and chain, and I might consider this one finished!

The enamel on the hand pressed button, is 24K, by the way!

Latest Barbie Dress

Latest Barbie Dress

I used the Vanna’s Glamour yarn in gold and the first skirt and top pattern I tried from Sticka till Barbie

This time I got the rib pattern right, and instead of casting off the top of the skirt, I just changed to stockinette stitch and kept going. I tried to make the arm holes bigger for Wonder Woman’s buff arms. It didn’t work, but I’m still happy. 

This model is Dee Dee from Barbie and the Rockers, another basement find!

Vanna’s Glamour…

Vanna’s Glamour…

in gold! Hurray! It arrived from Amazon, today! I’m thinking about trying this pattern:

PS: no way! I pulled up the pattern and the instructions were ridiculous! It was knit top down with bunches of increases. I think it’s much easier to decrease, so I’m going to reverse engineer it and create my own!

I Sold a Necklace!!!

I Sold a Necklace!!!

Kumi with mookaite

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!

Kumi closure