|¡six of the eight leaves x almost three hours each!|
No longer am I afraid to make long necklaces - this one has a 15/0 peyote spiral around a satin cord that goes on for miles. Diane's directions for the spiral are super easy. I thought I might have some trouble using such tiny beads, but I had not trouble going round and round. Any errors were easy to spot right away. I also thought for sure I would see all the new threads, but I got pretty good at weaving everything in a seamless manner (my method differs a little from Diane's method). A cone of Nymo B, some beeswax, and a thread burner got me through the long piece. At one point I had to stop and work on leaves because I was pretty certain I was giving myself a repetitive stress injury, but a few days off and I was good as new. I think the spiral part ended up being about 34 inches, which is a bit longer than the direction.
|I spy a strand of corgi hair in that necklace|
|a sweet little leaf...|
|...the ruffles really disguise the actual size of each leaf...|