Well, these buttons are fresh from the toaster oven in which I bake polymer clay. Close enough, though. I ended up having time to make the buttons, for which I'm grateful. The more I knit, the more I think this is going to look too much like a regular sweater and too little like a costume. However, the buttons should help. I hope. I had a little panic when I discovered that I didn't have any brown clay or any clay in regular primary colors with which to make brown clay. I ended up using bronze clay and white and black to make the "cookies". The end result is slightly shiny, but I think they'll pass.
I'm just finishing one arm of the sweater right now. I have the other arm, the button band and the crew neck to go. Oh, and finishing the blasted thing (my least favorite part), but since I knit the body in one piece and picked up stitches for the sleeves from the armhole, the finishing shouldn't be too bad. The party isn't until 3:30pm tomorrow, so theoretically, I can work on this during the SO's nap, too. Sigh.
Thanks for all of your kind comments about the Etsy store. I live in fear that no one will buy anything (I'm a glass is half empty type of person), but I figure that if I don't at least try it, I'll never find out. Talk about moving outside one's comfort zone...
All right, back to the sweater. I probably won't be posting again until Monday. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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