"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Well, Maybe

I finished the pendant from the second of the Sherry's tree medallions. I had already started it before I thought about how big the first one was, so this one is also quite large, roughly the same size as the first, in fact.

This one was always going to be for me, so I'll wear it as a pendant and decide how I feel about its size. Having put it on, I realize that although it is certainly larger than anything I normally wear, I have definitely seen other people wearing pendants this big. So maybe it's not so bad, it's just not my usual style. In any case, I now feel OK about selling the other one as a pendant.

The pattern is Jane's Sequin Motif Version 2, again made with ten repeats instead of six to fit the medallion. The thread is "Fancy Fields" from Tat-ilicious.

Forgive the terrible lighting, but you can at least see how it looks on a person. And not being able to make out the color or the tree on the medallion makes it look like a smiley face!

You know, if I were smart, I would have gone into the cat toy industry.

This had twice as many feathers on it when Squijum and I first started playing with it, about five minutes before this photo was taken. Two minutes later, it lost another feather. And the manufacturer knows perfectly well that I will buy another one the next time I'm at the pet store, because he loves it so much that even just a few minutes of enjoyment is worth paying for it multiple times. I do wish they would come up with ways to make these things more durable, though. I mean, their target audience has claws, for heaven's sake!


  1. That is a very pretty pendant.
    I was admiring the smiley face and then I scrolled down to the next paragraph. he he.
    I can imagine how much Squijum likes feathers. I'll bet you can fix this so they stay better.

  2. It's gorgeous! This colorway (Fancy Fields) has always been one that makes me think "I love those colors." lol
    I don't know why, but this motif reminds me of the medallion on the front cover of The Neverending story book. Maybe, it's because I watched that movie the other day.

    1. Oops, you're right, it is Fancy Fields, not Serendipity. I've just corrected it in the post. Thanks!

    2. Yea, I will get better at labeling them one of these days. That's one of my projects planned for Christmas break. :o)

  3. It’s lovely! If it were mine, I would shorten the chain. My mom always wore pendants - big silver ones with beads and things - feathers and cork and all kinds of hanging bits - in a shorter chain and the pendants were always just perfect with whatever she wore. So, I like them that way now instead of longer ones, which h always look so droopy to me!

    Humour me! Just hold it up at the back and see if you like it!
    Fox : )

    Hey, Squijum,
    I LOVE those, but be careful with the feathers! My vet says they are nasty! Don’t swallow them. Just rip ‘em up real fast so that SHE has to keep buying you new ones. Don’t even look at them once you’ve pulled the feathers off. Ignore them and pout.
    Your buddy,

    1. Hmmm, I might try that. Of course, that would mean actually putting it on a chain, with a clasp! Right now it's just on a satin cord tied at the back, so it has to be long enough to slip over my head.

    2. Ha ha, Gian, I just like to rip the feathers, although I would certainly eat the strings if she would let me! She just chucks them straight into the trash, darn it!

      That toy is down to just one feather now, so she'll have to buy me another one soon.

  4. Lovely pendant, great colours.

    I am sure the manufactures do not make things to last, as they want as much money from you to buy more and more toys, the longer they last the less you would buy and they would not make half as much money. It's called profit.

    1. Yes, exactly. It's like "planned obsolescence" in the technology industry. They do it on purpose to make you keep buying, but it sure is frustrating!