Sunday, September 23, 2007

Motif Nine

Another simple earring pattern - with not so simple thread. This is my own pattern, one I have been using for a number of years, but the copper metallic thread is new. It is a pain in the tush though, as it likes to do things like shred and tear and break and make rings not close easily. I would only do something small with this thread or I'd be screaming and throwing shuttles out the window. It does, of course, have a very unique effect and look, so it is worth some patience. That's very easy for me to say, in theory - but at this moment those are the only item in my entire stock made with the metallic thread because it is such a pain - LOL. I end up avoiding it like the plague.

4 comments:

Tattycat said...

These are very lovely Elizabeth. I'm sure the thread was a pain, but the result seems worth it. I have done very little with metallic thread, and we both know why!

Needledreams said...

They are so beautiful! I like to use metallic threads but I use a normal cotton thread as core so it's easier to close the rings. Yep, metallic threads are gorgeous but can be a pain in the tush sometimes. LOL

Barbara Gordon said...

I have made a rose using the wire, but I didn't have any trouble with it. I'm thinking that your's being small might make it harder.
Barbara
www.barbaragordon.ws

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your earrings are beautiful! I've never tried working with metallic thread, and from what I'm reading, I think I'll leave the metallics to someone else!