Friday, May 30, 2014

The Jenny Monthly Challenge - May Reveal

For those looking for my bead soup reveal, go here!

Well, it's the last Friday of the month! 

...Do you know what that means?

That's right! It's time for the reveal of what I made for the May Jenny Monthly Challenge! To help jog your memory, here is the May kit that I picked for myself:


And now, here is what I made!

A necklace and a bracelet! :)

I had wanted to make so much more, but May became a lot (a lot) busier than I had anticipated. 

Not only that, but I had forgotten just how much of a time commitment kumihimo really is. It's simple and repetitive, it's true--but, like knitting, it's not exactly something that can be rushed. 

Case in point: I actually started making four things--and only finished two. 

The first design I tried, I ended up not liking. At all. The colors weren't distinct enough--it involved green and black and two shades of purple, and almost all of them ended up looking the same. It wasn't at all what I had envisioned.

So, I actually allowed myself to stop. Instead of trying to solider onward and making myself frustrated, I pulled the threads and started again. And I'm so, so glad I did! The next two designs were so much better.

Below, you can see the truncated first attempt alongside my two finished items.

And as for the fourth design... Things happened, and I just wasn't able to finish in time. 

That's all right, though. I'm excited that I have two finished pieces to share!


So, there you go! Another successful monthly challenge!

I am glad that I got a chance to bring out my braiding discs again... Who knows? If things start to settle down, maybe I'll be making even more pieces. 

Thank you so much for visiting! Now I get to decide what the challenge should be for June! :)

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