I can't believe it's been almost a year ago now that I pledged to do more finish-finishing by joining Rachels Fully Finished Gallery SAL. I think I managed to finish *something* every month since, although some were were quick finishes, and I didn't experiment nearly as much as I would have liked to. The SAL will continue into next year, so I will try to do better and continue to improve my finishing!
This month, I went for a finishing style I've used lots of times already, but first I want to show you what happend to my coaster from last month: As per Catherine's suggestion, I found a little frame (that luckily has the exact same measurements as the coaster) and put it in there. Now I can just use the framed piece as a coaster, which works splendidly! It's not quite what I imagined, but I'm happy with it.
Now for a new finish-finish this month, I put together the Autumn Mystery SAL as a biscornu. I've done this a few times before, using whip stitch and two different kinds of beads for the edge and center:
I actually have some more finishing plans this month, but you'll get to see whether those worked out in my January update!
Leonore: I am so happy you chose to use the frame, I have done this myself, it looks perfect, and if you get tired of using it as a coaster you can put it on an easel for display.
I really like the biscornu.
These look fantastic! I loved the colours before on your autumn biscornu but love them even more now!
Thanks for taking part in the FFG SAL this year... looking forward to seeing you next year too! :)
Lovely fully finishing work! I've enjoyed this SAL this year, it's helped me fully finish a lot more than usual.
Both the biscornu and the pretty coaster turned out great, Leonore. I have never attempted a coaster. Great job on finishing something each month!
The autumn biscornu is darling!
Very nice finishing. I love the idea of using a frame for a coaster - never, ever thought of it before. I really do have to open "the box under the bed" and get busy finish-finishing things.
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