Thank goodness that wasn't truly the case here, as the picture shows! And thank you to everyone who helped make this possible by agreeing to participate in another blog hop. This blog hop up was just the push I needed. Without you, it likely remained an UFO another five years! I'm hoping those of you who joined int found the challenge useful, too.
Curious about what everyone else worked on? I know I am! Here's the complete list of participants to see their progress:
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Francie Broadie, FAB
Christine Van Dyke Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
Therese, Therese's Treasures
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Liz Hart, Treetop Life
Liz En, Bead Contagion
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Christi Carter, Sweetpea Path
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Margo Lynn Hablutzel, My World and It's Full of Books
And here are a few additional photos of my Starry Night Collar.
|where I was on Friday as I tested the collar against my template|
|my thread guides show just how far off I would have been - I thought they'd be straight|
|Laid out 'flat' (or flatish) to see the whole collar|
Several people had asked to see the collar on a human. Unfortunately, I once again had no one but myself as a model. This was the best collar selfie I managed to take:
|It's really hard when you're both the model and the photographer!|
And there you have it! Truth is, I don't quite believe it's really done!
Oh Karen, It's so very cool! I was totally wondering what it looked like on a human. Ha! So glad you shared the peek of that. I hate that it took you so long to get done, but I'm sure the relief of finally having it finished is fabulous. Bask in it!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for hosting this hop and giving us all a good kick in the pants to get something done. I appreciate that greatly! It was just the boost I needed.
It would look far better on a human if I wasn't twisting around to try to take the picture at the same time! But it at least gives you an idea. :)Delete
So pleased to have it done!
Wow, so much beauty so early in the morning - this is jaw droppingly gorgeous and delicate! As always, you explain your problem solving process so well, which I appreciate. If beading were an Olympic sport, then beading behind your back would have gotten you 10s for level of difficulty, like a high dive with a triple twist and a somersault! I know you're pleased to have this finished, and I hope your husband will take you to dinner somewhere fabulous so that you can wear it and show it off.ReplyDelete
Hah! I actually didn't try to stitch while it was on my body. I added thread chains while it was flat, put it on and craned my neck looking over my shoulder in a mirror, and kept repeating until I figured out the best shape to finish things.Delete
You did a beautiful job! I'm a new follower. I've been beading for over 25 years and I really need to get in on these blog hops! I have plenty of UFOs myself!ReplyDelete
Welcome JoJo! I'm going to take a break from hosting any UFO hops for the next couple of months, but if you'd like I would be happy to add you to the Facebook group.Delete
what a gorgeous collar!! I love it!! Thank you again for hosting this great hop, it's really getting things moving along int he bead area!ReplyDelete
Thank you for participating! As I've said before, I really needed the push myself. It feels good to have one major UFO off the table!Delete
what a beautiful, and delicate piece Karen! I could see myself tangled in my thread and throwing it against the wall - no doubt you have much patience!! Thank you for hosting, and helping us all get one more UFO on the bead table!ReplyDelete
There were a few times I was about there! It helped that I created a lot of the pieces as smaller components, then added them to the whole.Delete
This turned out wonderfully! And yes to including a picture of you wearing it. I was definitely curious about that too. Very wise to do a bit of testing before final joining. That is the worst when you think something is done, and you put it on and it's wonky. You did a great job. It is really lovely. - FrancieReplyDelete
That was my fear! Thank you. :)Delete
Your Starry Night collar is beautiful. It may have taken several years to finished, but the end result was worth the time. Thank you for the coaxing to get another UFO done, even though I didn't get mine quite done. I'm looking forward to the next blog hop.ReplyDelete
Thank you Therese! I didn't get this done last time, so I know what you mean. The way I see it, forward momentum is the key. :)Delete
Starry Night was worth every thing you went through. Delicate and ethereal. Supremely lovely. Your netting is amazing. You need to display it someplace visible so you can feel pride that you saw this big project to completion. Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
This is one of my favorite pieces of yours ~ the lacy ways, the swirling around, the colors ~ it's artistic, edgy, and feminine. That it took 5 years to complete makes it even more beautiful. Some things just need time.ReplyDelete
Thank you for pushing yourself and the rest of us to revisit long-tucked away (and some forgotten) projects that need closure.