Thursday, March 4, 2010

This way lies madness

I thought it would be interesting to challenge myself to use all the elements of the Use the Muse kit this go-round. The beads are easy to incorporate, I've never had any trouble using them, but each time the fiber component has left me stymied. This time it's a length of 2mm black leather cord. It's a good length, just long enough for a necklace, but how to incorporate it into beadweaving?

Hold onto your hats, I had a "What if?" moment. Yes, boys and girls, I am sewing seed beads to a 2mm leather cord. No, it's not easy, that's why I've titled this post the way I have. It is ridiculously hard to sew beads to a cord that small. The truly horrid part is that it is a detail that will probably not be noticed by anyone who looks at the finished piece. It's the hardest part of it, and only you, my loyal friends and readers, will ever know that.

That's why I had to tell you.

When you see the finished piece, you will know that I pulled the needle through the leather with pliers for every stitch. You will either appreciate my attention to detail, or think that I've finally lost it completely.

It's cool, people.


Kokopelli said...

One beader would never consider the other to be mad, right? We all have our What the heck I'm doing-moments.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow that is madness! Can't wait to see the finally result though - intriguing!