Wednesday, 3 August 2011

I made bling!

Firstly, today is Wednesday, so I should be posting all about my WIPs. Especially today, as Tami is celebrating a whole year of WIP Wednesday link ups over on her blog. Go check it out, it's amazing. Plus, there's a fab giveaway for a skein of Candy Skein yarn!

But my WIP progress report would be extremely dull. A row here, a row there. No progress at all on some projects. So instead, here's an update on my foray into jewellery making, as introduced on Saturday.

With the wedding fast approaching, I have devoted most of the small amount of crafting time I've had available this week to making 50 of these pretty dangly beady things to decorate my Sweet Pea Shawl.

So hard to get a good photo!

Last night, I finished the last one. I had exactly enough lobster clasps, way too many head pins, and slightly too many beads in both sizes, so my earlier worry about breaking one of the smaller glass beads wasn't necessary. I did have to get creative with my colour choices towards the end, as the mix of colours in each bag of beads wasn't exactly the same. I kept to the same colours for each one, but overall there is a nice mix between reds, greens, blues, yellows, blacks and pinks.

A selection of some of the prettiest ones.
I seem to have missed out the green!
I'm still not sure on the best way to wear the shawl on Saturday. My dress is quite short, so just wearing it over my shoulders with the point down the back isn't going to work. I will have to have a bit of a play between now and Saturday.


  1. I'm glad you had exactly enough lobster clasps, running out of supplies is so annoying.  These look amazing dangling from the shawl, especially in that last photo of it actually draped around you.  They're like confetti!

  2. Very nice! The beaded edge is awesome. I hope you have a lovely time at the wedding.

  3. Sarah - Craftsfromthecwtch4 August 2011 at 09:25

    That's so pretty. Hope you have a great time at the wedding!

  4. Looks beautiful!

  5. Very pretty shawl.  That beaded edging is quite unique.


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