Sunday, September 9, 2012

Duded Doodads

Certainly not a pair!  I thought to do something asymmetrical with my Doodads from Diane.  My first thought didn't work out so well.  It's lots of little picot-flowers in metallic thread that I had intended to turn into earrings -- so they looked like flowers growing up one side of the earring.  Well, I couldn't keep track of what I was doing (too many picots! -- because the flowers are a bunch of picots on a ring on top of picots on a chain).  When I was done it just looked like a jumble of thread.   Besides that, no way could I make two look alike.

I made a pendant with the other one, but it looks a little skimpy.  It's the motif I was working on in this post, without it's final round -- there wasn't enough thread on my shuttles for that.  I did add the one ring to use to attach it to a jump ring and a chain.

On top of everything else -- I can't get blogger to add the other picture.  I've tried about six (okay so it was really 14 -- who wants to admit to being that dimly persistent?) times and all that shows up is a little square.  If I look close I think it's giving me a raspberrrrrrry!  I'll try adding it again later.  Maybe I can fool it into thinking I'm somebody else.  I think it's mad at me.  

It likes me again!  You'd think I sent it a present or something...

P.S.  A couple of people have asked about the pattern for the swirled, warped, twisted (whatever) square on the second motif.  I don't have a pattern, but I do have a diagram -- however, right now it only has pencil notes on direction and stitch counts.  Since someone is interested if you'll give me a few days, I'll post the pattern -- with and without the third round. -- I've put it away somewhere safe, so I'm still looking.