I'm still limited on scribal work due to carpal tunnel, but my hands have been much better this week.
The PLAN (tm):
- paint a Silver Rapier on perg
- use spare cabochons to make a medallion
- do some finger loop braiding to make a cord.
Tuesday scribal night had me finish up the painting and co-opting Thyra's cabochans (since my house ate my supply of cabochons) and her working hands for some work with a pair of pliers. Wednesday and Thursday was finger loop braiding with the aid of my ever patient husband Sergei as we shooed the cats away from the string and watched TV. He held the cord (and retied silk strings when they untied on me) while I braided
The cord is a blue and white spiral pattern using silk thread (size 10/2).
Medallion is gouache on pergamenata with commercially bought cabochon parts.
|Finished medallion with cord. Probably the most even braiding I've gotten in a long while.|