All work and no play
I had a basic pattern for the chatelaine but it desperately needed fine tuning and better instructions before it could be saleable. Susie is a whiz at detail and we have been breaking down the pattern step by step and she has been busy redrafting the pieces to be useable in PDF format.
As for my part (besides helping with the pattern) I have mostly had my nose to the computer as Susie is about to launch a new venture and needs a blog which I have been helping her set up and also have been working on the graphics for her new header and business cards.
For breaks we have been experimenting with the variety of DecoArt gold products which she is sharing with me. I was able to finish gilding the lace the January CQJP2016 yesterday and have gathered a pile of more lace to do over the next few days... There are about 5 shades of gold in the paints and another 5 shades in the rub-on pastes.
Of course doing all this work does not keep us from continually chatting and laughing..
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
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Marilyn Nepper in Canada really got busy on her computer and found some great sites with even greater instructions... She even found ...