Friday, 30 September 2016

Just call me inchworm

STILL messing around with these inchies. I've gotten no work done on the dolly stuff all week, but I figured I needed a bit of a break.

I've made some backing pieces for some of them, and edged them all by hand.  Fingers get more sore each day, despite wearing a thimble.  But they're worth it.   I'll bead these up when the beads I've ordered arrive and make them into the thing I have in mind.

As for the others, I've beaded those and sewn them into a bracelet.  I'm so pleased with the result.  There's something like 48 hours solid work in the bracelet, so when I list it, it's not going to be cheap.  I will however try to figure out a less labour-intensive way of making them, because it looks so nice.

The fabric links are hinged together with beading - which again is so technically hard and time consuming.

With some more of the original fabric 'pad' I appliqued and machine embroidered, I cut some to shape (the heart was technically difficult) and made them up into these lovely pendants too.  I have chains on order for the pendants, so won't be able to list them until  they're fully assembled.

I am kind of dying to gt back to dolly clothes now. I want to sew up some Patience and Blythe outfits to offer, and I have a new idea for Evangeline, but while I have all the inchie stuff out, in my teeny little room, I'll try to finish these up before starting a new project.

I used to run my own business designing and making jewellery, and some silversmithing, and it's a blast from the past to make something now.


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