My ISP was again down and I didn’t get the TAST until night time. I have tried over the years to work out how to do shishas but have failed each time. Sharon’s version looked a little different so I gave it a go and found to my great delight that it worked perfectly. I shisha-ed a glue-on mirror bead (LOL no glue though) and was ecstatic when the second one also worked for me.
Next up was a silver button, back cut off, and a metallic thread. Perhaps you can see the first part my tension was still too tight but I eased it for the rest of the way and I liked this.
By now I was getting a bit fancy with the stitch and used Edmar Lola on a gold metal round. Who was on a roll??
I had a lumpy pearl in a rectangular shape and tried a mauve rayon ribbon. It turned out neither round or oblong, but I can see a chrysanthemum.
Next up was a green pearl round and after doing the green shisha stitch,I used up my silk ends and cotton ends to make a garden around it.
Can you tell I was enjoying myself? I found a flake of oyster shell and used a cream rayon thread. Easssy.
I felt too clever by half and tried a normal sequin with one strand of blue Rajmahal thread and it too was easy.
Another gold round, gold Silf thread and beads . I grabbed anything that had a shape and more threads and the Ninja turtle?? found itself surrounded by thick green tapestry wool.
With the face I set up the frame in yellow rayon thread but only did the ‘hair’ section and changed to pink for skin. Lastly I used a diamond sequin with blue crochet cotton.
Thank you Sharon- I love you! I will be doing shishas now until the cows come home.