Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Scrunch Beads Revisited

I was recently asked about the pattern source for these glorious coral beads I made last summer. The directions come from a wonderful book, The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving by Carol Wilcox Wells and are designed by JoAnn Baumann and Tina Bloomenthal. The book is definitely worth the money. I am inspired to make more now.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Antique Jade Bead Treasure Woven Necklace

My friend Heather presented this gorgeous bee made of jade as a reward for teaching her some wire techniques! I am hoping that she will be totally hooked on jewelry by now!

I found some matching jade beads and had the perfect C-lon thread to match. All the time I was making this, I kept thinking of tootsie rolls!! I am extremely pleased with my creation.

May Mystery Knitalong Shawl

This is made from fine wool and silk Helen's Laces. I used the entire skein of 1200 yds and had to cut it short. It is very large and light and sheer. It was a mystery with clues published every week for 5 weeks and was quite easy to do. It was just a lot of knitting.