Friday, September 17, 2010

Variation on Peach Peyote Ruffled Beads Necklace

I was on a roll with the ruffled peyote beads and had planned on making another freeform netted necklace similar to the previous one. But I decided to string it instead. The original necklace was sent off to my mother for her birthday today. I hope she'll like it!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cotton Lace Tank

Just finished up a summer tank (now that summer is on its way out) and it turned out beautifully! I'm very happy at the fit and workmanship. The yarn is Dale of Norway Svale which I bought in Yorktown, and consists of cotton, rayon, and silk. It is the most splitty yarn I have knit but it worked up very very nicely and the gauge is very firm. Most cotton yarn will stretch and I did not want that to happen, so I used a size 4 needle. The top has not even been blocked yet (I admit it: I have already worn it) but it looks just fine. I took the sweater to the local bead shop, Tada, at York River Yacht Haven, to look for beads for the end of the cord and with the help of the owner's husband, we determined that sea glass, in soft aqua, was ideal. I just happened to have some in my small sea glass stash and drilled holes in the glass and sewed them on. It looks so sweet!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Purple Pearl Peyote Cuff

I used twisted bugle beads along with 11/0 seed beads for the peyote base and fringed the glass and freshwater pearl beads on top of it. It closes with a peyote loop and toggle.

Peach Peyote Ruffled Beads Necklace

The peyote ruffled beads are simply a circle of peyote with several rows of increasing until the bead ruffles. They are paired with etched glass beads on each side of the ruffle. The necklace is freeform netting.