Clever title, eh? Sheesh - I sure get amused by the little things, don’t I? hehehe
The snowfall the title refers to is the storm we had on Thursday-Friday which dumped more snow than we have had the whole winter so far. But that’s OK; we need it. And it is half gone now anyway, and the next several days will be relatively warm and clear. Shirt sleeve weather by mid-week. Yesssss!
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I finished my Snowball (a friendship circle; rather like an ATC, only we chose round shapes) for Connie. She finished hers for me last week, and when it arrives, I will show it to you; it is gorgeous! In the meantime, Connie requested gold, cream, bronze and copper. That, to me, says metallic and sparkly.
here. But then I found a piece of antique lace with a circle of little tiny flowers around a sort of…. well, it looked to me like a web. Ding! Spiders are traditional on CQ’s (they represent good luck), so Connie, I hope you don’t mind a friendly little arachnid. :-)
I outlined the flowers in copper metallic thread, then found the tiniest copper beads in my stash. My eyesight is not the best, so I had never used them. But they were perfect for the leaves, so it was now or never. I donned my reading glasses and a magnifier, and voila! I had to work an hour at a time on it because that’s all my eyes could do, but I did it! And the beads and stitching are in the correct general area, LOL!!! :-)
The spider is made from two vintage brass beads and more of the bronze metallic. Parts of the legs don’t show well against the lace, but they are all there. I also made some small bead flowers from bronze beads. And then I added some feather stitching in gold, plus chains in a white gold, yellow gold and copper. (Ta da! I believe that checks off TAST Week #8 as well).
It was fun, and I feel as though I stretched myself on this a bit. Working small forced me to focus more and use aids that I had been putting off (like magnifiers). And it taught me that I can be patient and even when the going is slow, I can persevere and finish. It was very gratifying!
So, off it goes in Monday’s mail to Connie.