We had one niece over yesterday morning, but that was it. It was nice and quiet and the kids entertained themselves for the most part. I started the day by finishing the stitching on the black piece of lace I started the day before. I'm not certain I would go with some of the choices I made in retrospect as it made the piece a bit denser than I wanted, but for my second try and my first design, I'm going to go ahead and call it a win.
I just kept playing with the piece until I decided that it would in fact make an interesting bracelet. It was a bit too short for me to put just a clasp on and I didn't want to waste a bunch of jump rings making it long enough, so I came up with a solution. I would crochet a tight chain on either side and then use one of those slide closures they use on macrame pieces. Even though I learned macrame in school, so very many friendship bracelets, I'd never done one of those closures. So that took me on a quest around the Internet to learn that skill. Luckily my earlier macrame knowledge was all I needed and before you know it, I had a bracelet.
I even test wore it all day, while doing laundry, and dishes, and even when we had to finally go out and pick up our car that had been in the shop for nearly two weeks. Don't be surprised if I try running a sale very soon to hopefully make some money. Our car repairs have now run into four digits and the money stress is very real. I even took some time to list a newish piece to see if it would help, it hasn't yet. This was one of the lengths I tatted during College for Kids. The new closure for my bracelet inspired me to try that on a necklace to make a completely metal free piece. I even took a picture of me wearing it even though I still feel less than photogenic. If you want to see that it's one of the listing photos here.
I'm working on another cord for a piece of undermined RPL. I've got an idea, but I still need to sketch it out. I also need to do something to get things to pick up in my shop. I'm open to suggestions, but I think you can except a coupon code to appear on my facebook page later today or tomorrow. That is unless the Universe hears and has pity on me soon. Yeah, don't worry I'm not holding my breath either. I'm just going to go and make some more lace and think.