Saturday, 25 March 2017

Pipalicious Necklace

Last year Prumihimo launched the innovative Prumihimo braiding disk. It got some very good reviews, so I thought I'd give it a go. For my first trial project using the disk I followed the Pipalicious tutorial, which came free with the disk. I used knotting cord instead of the satin cord the tutorial recommended, which was probably a bit on thin side. I was pleased with the result though and it was good enough to give to Mum as a birthday pressie.

The Prumihimo disk produces a braid that doesn't twist as it's made, so accent beads sit nice and flat at the side of the braid. There are loads of options for beads to use instead of the Pip beads, so I don't think this will be the last necklace I make using the disk.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Clank Cake

While Jen was at home over Christmas. she made a late birthday cake for Graeme. The cake was 2 months late, so it seems a appropriate that I am 2 months late posting a picture of it on my blog. The theme of the cake was Clank, the robot character from the Ratchet and Clank PlayStation game. As well as a very cute Clank figure included a couple of crates and bolts which are a key feature of game.