Monday, January 29, 2007

Chinese Necklace #2

The focal bead is a cube. Check out the great site for more info about the beaded bead.

Peridot Netted Bead Necklace

Still trying to use up beads I already have in my possession! For more info about the beaded bead go to

Diamond Fantasy Scarf Finished

I never did learn the pattern for this one - I was forever tied to the chart! But I think it's a great pattern. It blocked out a lot bigger than it is now and indeed it was overspun as I feared. But it is very wearable. 19" deep and 38" wide.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Chinese Necklace

I made the beads slightly different from each other and I LOVE the way it turned out. Notice the little bead used for the closure. For more info about the beaded bead, look at

Pink Crystal Netted Bead Necklace

See for more information about the beaded bead.

Matching Bracelet to Dog Collar

This is a person bracelet, as opposed to a dog bracelet. However, we do match. Had leftover strung beads from the dog collar project.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Pink Frothy Fringe

This has to be my favorite fringe bracelet thus far. The photograph doesn't totally show the richness of all the colors - matte, luster, shiny, translucent, etc. And the sound it makes when worn, is lovely.

By Popular Demand

People have asked to see the dog necklace, without the dog!! So here it is!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Crocheted Loopy Bracelet - Winter

I'm getting the hang of crocheting this type of bracelet, after struggling with it. I used DMC 10 cotton, the same thread used for the amulet bags, and it worked very well.

Beaded Bead Bracelet

I'm very happy with this one. I chose to use elastic cording for this, even though it may have looked better with gold findings. I prefer the ease of wearing without dealing with a clasp. I made the beaded beads, using a very similar technique as the netted bangle bracelet previously posted. Go to the site for more details about the beaded bead.

Bead-Netted Bracelet

I have found a new love with this technique, but I don't believe I'll make any more, since it takes too long. Rose colored seed beads and copper-lined transparent crystals. For details about this bracelet technique see

Dogs Make Bad Models

All I was trying to do was to take a simple picture of the dog's new necklace. It would have been easier to leave the dog out of the picture! Last picture shows the item. I used black upholstery thread and cheapo pearl beads, strung on the thread. Cast on 6 stitiches on #00 dpns and knit every row, with 5 beads for every other row. (Reverse side has no beads.) I was just fooling around with a new technique and was pleased at how it turned out. Now if only Sugar would cooperate!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Diamond Fantasy Scarf

Handspun wool/silk from Interlacements in the Scottish Lichen colorway spun a couple of years ago. Pattern by Sivia Harding is gorgeous! The yarn was perhaps slightly overspun, and I was concerned about it being too springy to block properly so I washed it and blocked it on the needles! I needn't have worried. It's beautiful. The skein I'm knitting from was 2.5 oz and 366 yds and it's knit on a size 5 circular needle.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fanning the Flames Mitten

Handpainted wool yarn from Joslyn's Fiberfarm. It was intended for socks, but it pooled in an unpleasing manner. This technique employs modular knitting and is very cool. See the socks in a previous post done in the same way.

More Fringe Bracelets and Beaded Bead

Two more fringe bracelets - they are so addictive and fun. You can hardly go wrong with any of these except for the sizing. The bead made from beads is fabulous. More are in the works. Check out the web site for more info about the beaded bead: