Thursday, September 17, 2009

Split Salmon, revisited

The split salmon cuff that I finished last year, is having a re-do. I decided the lining was too hot to wear comfortably (nuagahide), and took it apart. Now it's mounted on some canvas paper (Celitcat uses it), and will be framed. It's easier to see the difference in the sides with it flat, though the beadwork was done densely so it would work when curved -it's a little too tight now. Another lesson - larger designs get lost when curved, and I definitely need to use chamois or ultrasuede for lining. I'll post a pic when it's done.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yamka Wuti

Four months later, she's done! Yamka Wuti (Flowering Woman) got entered in the All Dolled Up competition, just barely in the nick of time! Major stress, but definitely worth it. I was ecstatic that she made it in the running. Now I get to finish a stand for her, and send her in! She made it to the top 6! There were 12 entries. I'll post a link here as soon as it get's published on the net. Voting counts for 25% of the final score, so please tell all your friends when it becomes available.

Now I get to finish my BJP pieces, starting with April. I'll have some mornings to myself soon, so hopefully those will go fast. I've signed myself up for a hand challenge. I'm considering taking 2 copies of Jenna's hand, back to back, minus the thumbs to make an octopus. I have some green wool felt, and lots of sea-ish colors (of course - they're my favorites!). Hopefully you'll be seeing more results from me!