Monday, January 21, 2013

stamp give-away and another week of YOJ

First of all, THE BEADING GEM is giving away a set of ImpressArt letter stamps on her blog. Go there THIS WEEK and comment for an entry.

And, TA-DA, I got my Week 3 YOJ piece posted on time, on Saturday.

 Maybe one of these days I will actually be an early bird and post on the Saturday before the official week.

I spent quite a while Friday evening doing a 4-bight Celtic knot in 16-gauge copper, and wiring the first of the carnelians I got at the Arlington show last fall onto it. Then I sort of whipped up

this bead, wrapped with a couple of spirals. I thought I would make two of them to flank the knot. But the one I made does not look good at all with the knot; it is completely mismatched in style. So I looked at it for a bit, and decided it would stand on its own as a focal.

Saturday morning I did the byzantine chain, and there it is. Looks much too pretty to have started out as an afterthought. Already up on Etsy, too!

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Blogger Nancy Bortner said...

Abigail, I am trying to reach you and would love to come visit you. I am Nancy Bortner, oldest daughter of Donald Bortner, a fellow CPSer of your dad's. I have been going through the stuff in my house and found a small "package" that my mom had addressed to you and never sent. Inside is a Treble clef pin and what looks like a tortoise shell ring. I believe you may have left them at our house during your visit in August 1967. My e-mail is
Please contact me. I will be visiting a friend in Grapevine on the 20th and 21st of January and thought that maybe I could come by after that . . . What do you think?

January 17, 2014 12:05 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

Nancy, I sent email to the yahoo address. Hope you got it.

January 20, 2014 11:29 AM  

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