Puffin wing

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I managed to finish the lower wing bar today. Attempting the cut work through the carpet felt padding has been a nightmare. The thicker the padding is, the more unlikely you are to know where the needles will come out 😅. If your needle comes out in the cut gold it damages it. Too many cracks or damaged bits & you loose marks.

Anyway, I bent so many needles 🪡, I’ve had to order more. Cut work will be resumed once the needles arrive. Meanwhile, I have scattered chipping I can continue to work on.

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Dragon jewellery

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Beaded dragon necklace

I’ve been busy beading over the weekend. I’ve finished both the dragon necklace & bracelet kits from spellbound beads. I’m afraid I couldn’t get the bracelet into the fancy shape it suggested, so I wrapped it round my rolling pin. One does have to get creative, to form a wrap around bracelet.

Dragon bracelet & necklace

Having got it into shape, I then had to work out how it could be posted to the family in Scotland with out it ending up a squished mess. That’s when I remembered I had brought those round tissues for the car. My niece can use the tissues too, so a win, win situation.

Sunset meditation shawl

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I recently finished my meditation shawl, it reminds me of beautiful sunsets & sunrises. It’s made from 2 yarn cakes of sheepjees whirl. I started from the centre of one & then worked from the outside in on the second one. It really is nice & cosy, but light & not too heavy. It also fits nicely around my meditation cushion, to carry to my meditation group.

Landscape in acrylics

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Earlier in the week I’ve been decorating the bathroom, the old picture didn’t fit with the new colour scheme, so I’ve decided to paint myself a new one.

It’s my first time using acrylics, I think I’m starting to get the hang of it.

So far the sky & mountains seem to be working. The lower half still needs loads of work.

Bee necklace

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It’s taken me a while to finish my bee 🐝 necklace, it’s not my own design, it’s a kit/book from Spellbound beads. I did make a couple of changes, in the way I connected the hexagons together & added an extra small flower. It was a challenge to make, but I really enjoyed making it. I’m about half way through making the matching bracelet.

Teasels

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Digging around in my craft room/ studio I found a new box of pearl watercolours. Another one of those things I brought while I was teaching & then put away when time run out.

We went for a lovely walk round our local nature reserve, we passed many teasels. We also had a beautiful sunset yesterday too. I was inspired to paint this