'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Friday, 22 January 2010

Now what?


With this?








Which used to look like this. [I’ve realised what they remind me of – the rather nice choccy biccies they give you with an Americano in Costa coffee in Haskins  - and possibly other Costas as well.]

I know I said I was going to add beads, but when I tried, they didn’t look right. I then struggled to get a thread through the tubes by dangling a needle down and hoping it would drop through. [It didn’t.]

Then I remembered my rouleaux turner – which worked perfectly. Doh.

So I assembled the tubes, and made a tassel and hanging loop, and held it up – and realised it looked a bit empty. The obvious thing is another pearl tassel – but I’ve run out of pearls.

Current ideas are:

  1. a different, bigger tassel – perhaps in wool, for a contrast of texture.
  2. another smaller diamond shape in a contrasting material , yet to be decided [i.e. I don’t have a clue what.]
  3. something like these – or is that a cliché?

Anybody got any better ones?

And that was all I managed, despite having almost a full day to play – or so I thought. By the time I'd been shopping and done some cooking, there wasn’t much time left.

1 comment:

Cobi said...



couldn't you let something hang inside the shape? I've copied the above links for you because I like how they used cutlery, esp. the fork with the curled up prongs. just an idea.