Yes, I got the name wrong in my sketchbook – too late at night when I finally did the heading. Sorry, Chill Cafe. I went to fill in time between an appointment and the button shop opening. All Buttons Great and Small is the best button shop in Sydney. You can find the most amazing treasures there.
I needed a button to finish a necklace. The necklace, as you see below is blue, however all the blue buttons looked too green. Then I found this amethyst coloured glass button. Seen with the blues, it picks up the colour of the necklace.
I drew the button on my page when I got home, because I didn’t have time to stop to draw a chair (they had one that is good to draw) and though the coffee and cookie were good, the cups were white. Sigh.
I was planning on drawing something more elaborate that I’d made but I didn’t get time till I was already in bed at night, so I though to draw the necklace that I’d been wearing all day
I bought these beads at a new shop in the Monkey Forest Road. I also bought some sodalite ones (blue) the same shape. I wish I’d bought lots more but I didn’t think it would be so long till I was back in Bali. I’m really hanging on going back there again.
This is what I do in the evening when I’m watching tv. Well, sometimes I’m only listening to the tv, and watching what I’m doing. It is done with a needle and thread – a very small needle.This is a spiral rope chain with some pearl picots at the front.
This one is Ndebele stitch, which I just taught myself using a number of tutorials. The twist is caused by a difference in the size of beads. I used small pale green pearly seed beads and a triangle bead mix.
This is another spiral rope in green using drop beads in the front and some of that spiral mix I like so much.