This time of year I start to think about gifts. I probably should have started thinking about them before now but there it is. Thankfully with all the jewelry projects I have some gifts ready to go.
Tapestry and bead pins have been on the loom recently. I was thinking of small pieces of tapestry that could be worn on a coat, jacket or scarf to lend a little color to the season and I have been experimenting with it.
These are made similar to the tapestry bead cuff with brass shapes between the tapestry and the ultra suede backing and then stitched with beads around the edges.
If I wasn't so busy otherwise I could really have some fun with this idea.
Here is my first pearl knotting adventure with some wire wrapping. I made all of the components from sterling wire, except for the purchased clasp.
More wire wrapping practice...
and finally some chain making.
I am hoping to be adding some additional metal working skills over the next few months.
Where am I going with this? Right now I am seeing a loom woven necklace of hand painted silk warp with a section of knotted beads and amethysts and a hand made silver clasp. It is a lovely vision. We will see.
On the tapestry front, plans for the new year are forming. As of now I am envisioning a much simplified tapestry diary which will leave time for some serious progress on the Mango Hunters.