Friday, October 23, 2009

Kumihimo Necklace with Peyote Bead Focal

This project was a real pain in the neck, and I won't be doing it again. I love the kumihimo part, which was done with #15 seed beads on a fine beading thread. It took a very long time to do, however, and there are a couple of spots where there was no bead. The embroidered peyote bead wasn't fun however. But in a while, I may feel a lot better about the necklace than I do now!

Alpaca Elina Shawl with Pearly Bead Embellishment

It seems that I spend most of my time trolling Ravelry for information and inspiration and that means that my blog has been neglected. So since I feel guilty, here's another post.

This piece was knit right after my purple Dianna stole. Made from soft gray Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Lace and some pearly white beads toward the edge for accent. The alpaca causes it to have incredible drape, and I've found that I reach for this a lot.