Saturday, June 3, 2017

IAST #197

This is Adele Bruno's string for this week's String Thing:
 
and the tangle patterns to use are
Antidots, Bales, and Tint.
Here's my version; using all 3 tangles, and filling in 
the spaces with Tipple:

Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday afternoon, when Adele Bruno posts them. Although, actually, it's usually more Monday evening before they're posted. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday afternoon, or evening, when she offers the new ones.  

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Diva's Challenge #317: Photo Tangles

The Diva came up with a unique, really different idea for 
this week's challenge: use an image as the string, and
 tangle around it. You can use a photo, or a copy of a photo, 
or an image that you find on the Web or in a magazine.

Since I love butterflies (hence the name of my blog, and 
my studio) I was going to use a picture of a butterfly; 
a real butterfly. But then I thought, better still would be a 
picture of one of my glass butterfly beads. In my other life,
 I'm a glass worker, specifically a glass beadmaker. I make 
glass beads to be used as the focal points of jewelry; 
and of course have many pictures of them.

So I cut out a picture of one of my butterfly beads, glued
it on a tile, and tangled around it. And here it is:
I'm happy with it, although the glass probably 
doesn't show up as well as I'd like.

Be sure to visit the Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Diva #310, UMT: Frunky, It's a String Thing #191

I finally managed to do both the Diva's and the String Thing
Challenges for this week. Still not doing things as well as I'd
like, but at least they're decent enough to post them. 

First up, being the first Monday of the month, is the Diva's
UMT (use my tangle) challenge, where the tangle to use is
one created by one of us. This time it's Frunky,
 by Katharina K√∂nigsbauer-Kolb.

Here's mine, using a 3Z tile:
 Be sure to visit the Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.
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Over at Tickled to Tangle, 
Adele Bruno has posted this string:
 
and the suggested tangles are:
Echoism, Keeko, Mel Mel, and Zenith.

Somehow, I managed to include them all:
Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday afternoon, when Adele Bruno posts them. Although, actually, it's usually more Monday evening before they're posted. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday afternoon, or evening, when she offers the new ones. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Joey's Finish my Tile Alphabet Challenge #159

Joey's Finish my Tile Alphabet challenge is at N, 
and the tangle is Natti. Here's her tile:
 
And here's my monotangle:

Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Joey's Finish My Tile Alphabet Challenge #158

Joey's Finish my Tile Alphabet challenge is at M, 
and the tangle is Mi2. Here's her tile:
 
And here's my monotangle:
Take a look at Joey’s site to see the other entries,
and maybe try one yourself.