Saturday, August 7, 2010

Butterfly not done yet

The polymer clay butterfly with tatting is still in progress. The photo shows the 2nd wing being attached to the butterfly body. The thread is pulled through the hole in the polymer clay with a crochet hook, in preparation for a join - a normal join at that particular place. Around the outer edges I've used only chains with lock joins.

What I've learned so far is that the 2 wings needed to be completed first, then the body worked, attaching wings to the final round of the body. I'm planning to tat antennae last...well, actually the last part will be the neck cord. I'll probably have to use a slightly different thread color since I'm running out of the hand dyed color I'm using. Isn't that always the way, running out of thread! This is definitely a one-of-a-kind project, and not for sale. Just to exhibit and keep.

I hope to finish it next week, and also dye more thread for my Etsy shop.

7 comments:

BSOTF said...

Yes, that's how it always goes. But you know sometimes we just have to keep what we make. One of a kind is the best one to keep. I'm sorry that you are running out of thread. But I do look forward to seeing it what ever color you decide to use for it. For it's still really going to look amazing!

TypsTatting said...

It is looking really lovely and I cant wait to see it finished. And it will most certainly be a very special keepsake.

Imoshen said...

That's looking awesome so far. I can hardly wait to see the final piece.

Corina said...

Nice experiment! I hope you will show us the finished result?

tat-ie said...

Even if it's not finished this butterfly looks stunning! I can't wait to see it completed.
Talking about 'completed', I've only just finished my first project from your book (Grand Aura earrings) ans so made my sister-in-law very jealous! I think I know what her next birthday present will be...
Thank you again

yarnplayer said...

Thank you all, very much. I was hoping to show you a finished butterfly by now, but being that it is summertime here there are so many other things that take priority, especially family.

I'm very happy to hear that my patterns are being made and enjoyed!

Carolivy said...

I think your butterfly is going to be simply gorgeous! Very much looking forward to seeing the final finished neckace. I can totally understand your wanting to keep it for yourself though!