Thursday, September 03, 2009

mesmerized by the shiny stuff...

While I am still knitting every day, the magpie in me still finds time to do a little beading. What I've been doing is trying to organize the bead stash a bit, by putting like with like, and seeing what I can do with it.
This bracelet came about because I had these stones in the gold wire cages. Add a few jump rings and a clasp, and a bracelet is born. It's quite nice - delicate in a way, but substantial as well,with the heft of the stones.
I had a whack of these shell disks, in black, white and two shades of green. I attached the black and white ones to this chain bracelet, and quite like the effect. The shells softly jingle against each other when it moves, but not enough to drive one bonkers. And I really like the little heart shaped clasp.
Then there's this necklace. It's a simple pattern, available free on the Internet, and uses just seed beads in two different sizes. I have a lot of seed beads. A. lot. so this was perfect. One night in front of the TV during So You Think You Can Dance Canada (aside - sorry Leah Miller - you are no Cat Deeley...), and this necklace came into being. This pattern will be made again, and probably again and again, using different beads and different combinations. It's that much fun, and I love the results.

As I said, I'm still knitting on the cotton socks, as well as my olive green cardigan - both of these projects (along with the never-ending ball of wool Montego Bay scarf) will be coming to the cottage for the long weekend. Labour Day already. I know it wasn't the best summer weatherwise, but I still can't believe summer is over...

4 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Love them all, especially the shell bracelet and seed necklace! I was watching SYTYCDC last night and I too thought, this host SUCKS.

deirdre said...

LOVE the first bracelet, and the necklace, too - I have a couple of friends who would love something like this for Christmas, so (a) do you have a link for the pattern, and (b) how hard would it be for a bead virgin such as myself?

And I am just in denial about Labour Day - simply cannot believe it...

Carol said...

I love the dangly one especially. Although they are all nice. That reminds me, I have a neclace like that that was my mother's. It's gold and jade.

deirdre said...

deirdre@cogeco.ca

and I'll be there next Saturday with my mom - hoping to get there early-ish, and we only stay a couple of hours - you'll have to let me know what to look for, and how much you'd like for your bracelet, if you're really willing to part with it... wow, maybe this year we'll actually pull it off!!!