Archive for July, 2011

When Crackpots Converge…

Friday, July 29th, 2011




Jewelry to Wear to a Wedding

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I needed a necklace to wear to a family wedding last weekend so I made this bead embroidered pendant to go with the dress I made.

The pendant is 2 inches long and an inch and 5/8 wide. The embroidery was done on a piece of quilting cotton backed by a lightweight fusible interfacing. The pendant was mounted on piece of plastic cut from the plastic top of a coffee can, with several layers of thin cotton quilt batting for padding. It is backed with blue UltraSuede. A beaded picot stitch joined the front to the back. The bail is made with a two needle ladder stitch.

I didn’t have a silver chain or neck ring, so I went to a local department store and bought an inexpensive necklace at the “Take an extra 60% off sale.” I removed the silver pendant and slipped my beaded one on.

I’d like to make some beaded earrings to match, but I don’t have pierced ears. If you know of a source of clip earring blanks, I’d like to know about it.

Really finished object!

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Okay, so right now, every post on the front page of the blog is by Nancy, so I’ve got to do something about that!  So with a little “help” this morning from someone who claimed to be not feeling well enough to go to Meeting, I finally got this hung on the wall:

I’m rather pleased with it.  I wish it were in a location that got a bit better light, so the colors would be brighter, but it’s a good spot for it (and it covers up a place on the wall where the paint is all gunked up).

Finished Backing

Friday, July 1st, 2011


By Nancy

So, this is how it turned out.  Very crackpotty, indeed!