A couple of weeks ago, a good friend reminded me that it’s been almost a year since I last posted on my blog. Umm, so I went on my blog to see when I last posted and I guess it has been a while; about six months ago and before that one, it was ten months ago. So, I guess it is time for another post.
About a year ago I started a project that still isn’t finished yet, but plan on working on it soon and then I will post it. But just so you don’t walk away without seeing something I have done, I will tell you about a couple of small projects I just finished.
A beading friend was at a bead show in New Hampshire (I think) and was looking for red bicones for another beading friend and when she found some, she posted it on Facebook to see if it was the right shade of red. I happened to see it and taken by the color, I asked her to get me some of them too. I made a necklace in Kumihimo and made it as long as the ten strands would take me. I ended up with just two beads left over and using the two beads and others I found at Thistle Beads in Niantic, CT; I made earrings. I wore them on the Fourth of July for the theme of ‘red, white and blue’; dress was a denim color and my sandals were white. But it will go with anything that red would go with; so it’s not just a once a year jewelry.
A few years ago, a good friend gave me a couple of square beads with a starfish on it; I kept thinking I should do something with them but wasn’t sure what. And then I had a moment of creative thought and decided I should make earrings out of them and to go even further, I decided I should make a starfish out of beads and make a necklace for it to hang from. I found seed beads that were as close to the same color as I could and made the starfish. I didn’t want to do another Kumihimo; I tend to use that as my quick go-to for necklaces. I decided to do a ‘twisted herringbone’ stitch for the necklace and finally finished it a few days ago.
I was on a roll and thought, what can I finish next? I had some odd shaped beads that I originally thought I would do Kumihimo with, it was half done and I was bored with it. But the beads were so shiny and I was drawn in to that being the next project I would finish. I finished it today. Notice the clasp is a bit different than what I usually do; I have been trying to think a bit more outside the box on clasps. With no idea of what I should wear it with, I was wearing a pink summer dress when I tried it on after completion and realized, it’s the perfect outfit for it.
I hope to post again when I finish the ‘big’ project that I won’t tell you about when it’s done. So until then, have a great rest of the summer and those Down Under, enjoy your winter.
P.S.; I had to relearn how to do this post with all the changes that have taken place on the site as well as now having Windows 10 on my computer. 🙂