I realized yesterday that I hadn’t made a millefiori cane since January. January! How did that happen? longest. dry spell. ever.
So you know that small counter space I cleaned off yesterday? Well, I filled it up with clay paraphernalia. And I made myself a plaid cane using colors that I thought would complement my new cropped cardigan nicely. And then I used the cane to make a shawl pin.
And, because I am all about doing things in the least efficient way possible, I photographed every step. Soon, I will sit down and write up a detailed, well-illustrated explanation of how to construct a plaid shawl pin, but not today. Today, I will give you a sneak peek at the process – a gift for those of you who are experienced enough with this clay thing not to need words.
But wait. There’s more 😀
You see, I actually made two shawl pins: one for me, and one for you. Leave a comment on this post before midnight on Saturday, if you’d like to win the one pictured below. I will choose a random comment on Sunday (or maybe Monday – a girl’s gotta have a weekend to relax, right?).
Good luck, and spread the word! Bonus entries for retweeting if you use the little blue “retweet” button in the “share the love” box at the end of this post 🙂
[update: comments are closed and I’ll be back later to announce a winner! –Lisa]