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So I wanted to show you a few new things I have been working on. This is my latest project. I dont really have the set up I need to do this properly yet, as I dont have a good 80 cm straight edge so I have to go buy one before I really get to work on this but...keep your eyes peeled. I will soon be offering bias cut hand dyed silk velvet ribbons in the shop. I am so thrilled with how they are turning out too! The edges are nice and tight with no fraying at all. I expected a small amount of feathering but this velvet is so tightly woven it isn't noticeable. I also cut the ribbons all the way down to 1/4 inch thickness without any loss of integrity. This is very exciting to me. I see wonderful hand dyed velvet borders in our future!


I also finally got my moon bone piece for the choker I started long ago. I will be beading this onto the choker and then who knows where I will go with this after...I have ideas ;)

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Abdelghafour

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  1. The bone face is beautiful! I am also into beading (and a few thousand other things!!!?!). Did you buy it locally or where? I have been looking for just such a face and as we are many thousands of kms apart, I don't think we will show up wearing the same thing. Do you mind sharing? The velvet sounds fabulous. I was given a small cart load of stretch velvet many colours (many metres) and I tried cutting it down to narroww widths to knit with - still sitting in a corner looking at me. It kept turning over to the uninteresting side so I probably would have to stitch it and that just seemed too much at the time. Good luck with your beautiful velvet (I am lucky enough to have a little). Thanks.

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  2. This moon is beautiful! It is hard to take a photo because of the contrast to the fabric, I guess. The embroidery is sooo lovely! And it is perfect with the variegated thread! Whatever will become out of your ideas, I'm sure it will be exciting.
    Robyn, please contact me! I can do such faces. If they are needed, I can offer this kind, though not bone, but polymere clay. I would have to produce them, haven't got any now. See my art dolls on my home page.

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  3. ...love the serene face...

    ...Luann Udell also does some beautiful ones in polymer clay...they look just like bone...

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