Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I *heart* you

Technically, this is a re-made bracelet. But I think that counts too. It should really count double because I made it not once, but twice!

I gave this crystal and seed bead bracelet to my mom after she had a heart attack to remind her to take care of herself. I'm touched she wears it a lot, so much it needed repair.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Better than a tiara

This sparkly number is a birthday treat for a friend - my birthday twin, actually. (So I never forget her big day 'cuz it's mine too!) The bracelet is a mix of blue, clear and teeny butterfly crystals with silver round beads.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fuzzy fun

Felted bags are always a fun experiment. You never know how they'll look when you pluck them out of the washing machine. This shrunk a bit more than I was expecting, but it's still a cute little bag. It's hard to see in the photo, but there are button-hole handles. And the colour is a much deeper jewel tone - the result of blending two lovely colours.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blue, white and silver sparkle

See! I do make non-earring items. Here's a simple bracelet made for a birthday present. I love the deep blue hex beads, and how can you go wrong with Swarovski crystal sliders? Crystals make everything good. Except cookies.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One trick pony

So I'm gonna point out the obvious — there has been an earring overload lately. This is not the result of crafter's block. People just keep asking for earrings! Honest. (I'm not sure if there's a need to justify my beading rut since I'm likely the only person following this blog. It's kinda the digital equivalent of talking to myself. But, hey, I live alone and I have to talk to someone!)

Last week I knit a bag to felt. I will have proof once I get a chance to pop it in the washing machine. Oh, and I made a bracelet tonight. Stay tuned for that photographic evidence tomorrow.

(Apologies for the fuzzy photo. My digital camera just does not want to focus on teeny earrings. And, despite my determined efforts, cursing does not help.)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ready for the fall

I finished knitting my mini poncho - after the extreme frustration of running out of yarn with just a few rows to go. All that's needed is weaving in the ends and blocking, then it's ready to wear. Although I may need to wait for slightly cooler weather. Hot, humid summer days don't scream poncho.