Well, looks like I'm back. After a couple of wasted weeks it was about time to stop wallowing in self-pity. If I am to die, heck, I will, but since it's not happening right now, there are other, better things to do. Almost too many things though, considering this little time I have left. And as if I haven't had enough ideas for bead weaving, I just had to try one more thing. Again, never say never... instead, from now on, I will keep saying: "later". ;)
Last time you could see my first attempt at bead embroidery, now it's time to see the result of the first ever battle with soutache cords. Oh well, after five long hours (the first 30 minutes was more like "hmm... now what should I do with these sneaky cords trying to escape from my fingers?") I think the beasts have been eventually tamed, as they happened to turn into a pendant. Good tiny cords, they should have been given a reward for that. ;) No reward though for keeping me up until 2 a.m. when I was supposed to go to work five hours later. ;P
Anyway, here's the pendant. I was stupid enough to choose the most contrasting colours that ever existed, so it's almost too easy to spot all the flaws in the finished piece. But as for the first one, it could have been worse. ;)
The pendant measures 6,5 x 5,5 cm (2,55 x 2,16") without the bail.
And one more thing before I say good bye for today. I just want to say thanks. Thank you for being with me when I needed you. Thank you for everything you have said to cheer me up. Thank you for the e-mails you have written and spending your time on talking to me. Thank you for still visiting the blog, even if it was dead for a moment.
I won't say your name here though - you should know that it is *you* I'm thanking right now. :)