Sunday, March 6, 2011

Third times the charm

I tried twice before to finish the Celtic Trefoil from Diane Fitzgerald's book Shaped Beadwork.  Each time I broke one or more beads when I was zipping up the piece.  After speaking to another beadworker,  I switched to KO thread, and had success.  I love this thread.  It is so silky and didn't need any wax or thread conditioner.  I'm hooked on this for projects that need a softer feel than Fireline.
I'm not in love with the color choices I made, but I wasn't really certain this piece would come together
 I'm still working on my indoor camera skills.  I tried a set-up I read about - cut off the bottom of a plastic milk jug and shoot through the top.  I got my lights set-up and tried it and it worked better than anything I've tried before.  I've got to keep experimenting to get better color and sharpness, but shooting a silver beady thing probably isn't the best place to start figuring it all out.  I need to get out some matte pieces and see what I can do.


  1. Lois, you did a great job with this piece! Very pretty!!!

  2. Try adding another light source.

  3. It's beautiful!
    Greetings from Estonia!

  4. Love the colour, Lois; really pretty!
    Warm greetings from Hertfordshire, England :)

    1. Thank you. I have enjoy wearing this necklace.