Back in the days when I started this blog I never imagined anyone would actually read it let alone follow it and yet here I am having hit the 300 followers milestone. WOW!
Time for a giveaway methinks :)
You have to be a follower of my blog to play and I'm still working out the details but consensus is that the prize should be winner's choice of finished jewelry or a gift certificate. So in the next few days I'll be routing through my finished stash to find suitable pieces that I'm willing to part with :) Stay tuned!
Last night I realized I was already falling behind with my weekly workload....yeah, on Monday night...not good. I blame the cold weather, it makes me stay in bed later....I have heavy blackout curtains in the winter so I have no clue how late it is and even when I do wake up it's too dang cold to get out of my nice warm bed. One of the pitfalls of working for yourself is there's no timeclock to punch.
Yesterday I did finish all the illustrations for the Finger Armor and just have the words to write now (not a small task). I did this a little differently I illustrated a section at a time and tested it by working from it. Below is the test ring which at this point just needs it's hinges strengthening and thread worked in.
The thing I was most concerned with about this pattern is fitting/sizing. I've made enough of these to be pretty confident about sizing them but getting all that info to you...well, that's the thing. The tendency is to make your actual ring size and that ends up being too small. You kind of have to make this to fit your index finger if you want to wear it on your ring finger.....just the nature of the beast. I will have a whole page devoted to sizing.
Anyway...the tutorial will be in my store Friday.
The beading part I am behind with is the black tweaked version of my Cufflette. I'm going to try it with a different bead too...not sure it will work in practice but it makes a lot of sense in theory. So, I did get the beads onto my bead board last night and by the time I go to bed tonight I plan to have the cuff part done ready to start the lacy part.