Thursday, February 28, 2008

Finished Bauble

I finished this up the same day I posted the preceding post. It's cute but not anything I would really want to make again, mainly due to the elastic thread which was used. I don't believe it will hold up and that will be sad. In fact, the thread broke in the midst of construction. Maybe it was the big-eye needle I used to string the beads which caused it to break.

The pattern seemed like a good idea.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beginnings of Bauble

I am stringing about 3 yards of seed beads interspersed with some larger cube beads, for the Bauble bracelet from It will be knit shortly.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Beaded Bead Necklace

I made this bead last year sometime and have been waiting for the inspiration to hit. The necklace is a spiral technique if 11/0 seed beads which I had never used, from Carol Wilcox Wells' book The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving. The netted bead was from beAd Infinitum. The spiral technique necklace has a wonderful drape to it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Harebell Fichu in White

Here is the beginning of a very pretty victorian lace fichu! The pattern is from the lovely book by Jane Sowerby called "Victorian Lace Today". The pink wuxi scarf I made previously, is another pattern from the book. The yarn is very fine merino wool called Lacy Lamb, and is leftover from the Shetland Triangle Shawl I made a while back. There was 33 gms when I started.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Beaded I-cord Strap

This is a replacement necklace for an amulet bag I made some time ago. The original strap was a simple strung seed bead cord, but was not strong enough. This is a knitted i-cord with beads, done on #8 crochet cotton with #0000 dpns. Warning: VERY LABOR INTENSIVE technique, although it looks very pretty. The beads are inserted into each stitch every third row and are pulled through the knit stitch. If not pulled through, they will end up on the inside of the i-cord tube. Don't ask me how I know this.