I’m happy that I managed to finish the goldwork project I’m planning to give to my niece as a wedding gift. In fact, I think that’s the only worthwhile thing I accomplished last weekend!! I’ll show you a few photos…
…but unfortunately, no “complete” photos! I’m dying to show you the whole piece, but, as I mentioned before, we need to wait until the design is published in January!
I hope you understand and will enjoy instead these little up-close “mystery” photos.
Here’s a close-up on some chipping inside an outline of pearl purl. A friend commented the other day that the close-up photos always make the piece seem as if it is much larger than it really is; then, when you actually see the piece in real life, you’re surprised that it’s much smaller and delicate looking. So, even though this looks large, it isn’t – it’s about half an inch wide, and half an inch high at the tallest point.
I think my chipping is a little too crowded. I need to work on that. When I do chipwork, I either end up with chipping that is too spaced, or chipping that’s too crowded.
This project includes a little bit of everything – I think that’s one of the reasons I liked it so much! Here are some beads and pailettes for you.
And another bit of chipwork.
I love finishing a project. But I don’t love the “let down” at the end. There’s nothing quite like finishing and stepping back to look at a piece. It’s so satisfactory! But then… gosh. The end is bittersweet, because now the fun’s all over!
To avoid the let-down, I moved very quickly into the baby booties, but it isn’t quite the same, you know! On the bright side, I am planning an ornament for a swap, and I do believe it will include many of the techniques on the project I just finished.
So, here’s a question: can you guess what the goldwork design depicts, just from the photos you’ve seen so far? You can find a couple more pictures of this project here. Just curious!!