Wednesday, July 25, 2012


When this tangle was first shared by Mimi Lempart on I was drawn to it.  It is flowing and interlaced and draws you under and over and then Rick introduced a simpler pattern that just thrilled me too.  I wanted to start doing "installations" and Mi2 seemed to be my muse but, I neglected to realize that choosing to incorporate black pearls would take a lifetime.  I put it aside.

With Mi2 being the Challenge this week, I unrolled my 20.5" x 30.5" piece of Lokta Natural paper and am determined to finish it before weeks end.  I will show you my start and will repost a final shot later in the week.  With company coming for the weekend and much to do, we will see what happens.

Deadlines are a good thing? Must learn to "biggify."

Well, here we have the finished product below.  I got a bit stuck on Springkle, it is a very addictive pattern once you start.  I also shaded more with a medium grey colored pencil for more definition.  I find on the Lokta paper it is harder to "smudge" your shade lines so the colored pencil was key.  This was a lot of fun once I had a fire under me.  Sometimes it takes a extra push to get your project done. 



  1. I can't wait to see this finished, although it's beautiful already.

  2. it's looking lovely - love the single red bead :)

  3. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

  4. I'm so glad I came back to see your finished ZIA - it's absolutely beautiful! It has a lovely flow to it, and I love the red in one section echoed in the single bead - just inspired.

  5. Your hard work paid off because the black pearls look awesome.