Thursday, January 17, 2013

Heart with 2 threads as one


While rummaging through my stash, I found a sparkly gold embroidery thread (DMC brand, on a spool, polyester/rayon blend) and wondered how it would combine with some Lizbeth size 10 cotton. I'm reporting that there were many tension problems! I'm not sure if it was because the 2 threads were different sizes, or because they were different fibers.

But, I doggedly persevered, and managed to finish the heart (which is from my "Unfolding Heart" pattern). I also added beads (which are not in the original pattern) and finished it off with gold filigree connectors and gold plated chain. I think it looks pretty, but this heathered version will likely be a one-of-a-kind, since it was so labor intensive to make with this particular combination of threads.

14 comments:

Mónica said...

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Very pretty! I totally understand why it's one of a kind!

mariateresa e c. said...

bellissimo

tattrldy said...

For all the work you did on it, it turned out very nice indeed! I usually have trouble with that sparkly thread, but if you can get it to work the finished pieces look nice with it.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Totally fabulous! Maybe you'll find threads that work more easily together! These do look great, however! And the pattern is excellent! May I also ask where you get the necklace connectors? They add to the finishing touch!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks! I don't remember where I picked up those particular connectors, but these days filigree links of all sorts are available from many bead shops.

Sara said...

It´s a very beautiful necklace!!

nuta said...

very, very nice necklace ! :)

Bonnie said...

Very Pretty!

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

I have a lot of trouble with using 2 threads, normally one stretches more than the other. You did an incredible job, very pretty indeed!

Rose Anne B said...

VERY LOVELY!!!

God's Kid said...

What a beautiful look!!! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Very pretty and well done on managing two different theads at a time.
Margaret

max said...

beautiful very pretty