I've been practicing my Chinese knots, starting to really get the hang of it. Once I've learned how to make the knot, practicing rather reminds me of the meditative state I go into when crocheting, concentrating on the ins, outs and arounds of the knots.
The necklace above has button knots. I am finally getting the hang of how to follow the loops around the knots so that I can move and space them correctly. The necklace below has a double coin knot and cross knots using the diamond stitch variation.
I also got some new papers to use for backgrounds for photos of jewelry items. I tried to find some light colored backdrops that had some interesting textures which wouldn't be too distracting from the jewelry. This last one is a bit wild, but I think it's my favorite.
These are a few necklaces that I think will be going to a local shop that carries some of my jewelry. I still have some more of the Chinese calligraphy pendants to string, but it's slow going as I practice my knotwork. Still, I'm pleased with the end results.
14 hours ago