Saturday, January 23, 2010
Garnets (in beads) for January!
I didn't get this piece finished, yet again. I started it last year, and really enjoyed creating the antique "garnet" lavolier - just had to do a necklace, as garnets seem to require it. This one is made with my "beaded solid but isn't really" technique - just looks that way. (very easy) Anyway, I think my problem with January Birthday Crazy Quilt Heart is that I could not figure out how to do effective carnations - the flower for the month. I have silk ribbon in the appropriate colors, but wanted a flatter effect than I've seen in any instructions - and couldn't work it out myself. Oh well. I didn't want to fail to at least show a bit of January - with ice crystals and snow and "fir tree green."