I finished up a sweet little necklace for my niece. Just using simple shapes and hemp cording. I didn't set out planning to make any jewelry but organically ended up here. I'd actually love to make more but I've got to crank on towards my final projects before I start a new project in November.
I'm pretty happy with how the necklace turned out considering I've never made a necklace before. Though during the process I thought, "boy it would be fun to continue this and learn more about different kinds of finishings, clasps, etc." Alas, on to the next.
With my leftover black wool roving I also felted a black heart. I have no idea what to do with this but it was calling to me. Felting shapes has been a nice exercise. It's given me a chance to get to know the materials better and the needles, to feel how the wool shapes and intertwines and work with it instead of fighting it.
Quick book update. I'm about halfway through Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses and I don't deny that it is beautifully written but for whatever reason it is just not striking a chord with me. I will see it through though and savor what I can glean from it.
I am thoroughly enjoying my Jim Henson book. Look for a longer review on that next week. For now, back to felting!