I have hardly knitted a stitch this past week. However, that doesn't mean that I haven't been crafting! For once, I have been indulging in the other crafts I profess to enjoy, the ones that knitting has pushed to one side for the last couple of years.
I broke out my shiny new jewellery making supplies, and finally got around to making the necklace for the wedding. I had already decided that the earrings I will be wearing on the day will be my oldest pair of earrings, Swarovski crystal hearts that my Gran bought me after I got my ears pierced (I was probably seven or eight at the time). When I found similar Swarovski crystals on sale at Blue Streak Beads, I decided to make myself a necklace to match.
The crystal is so pretty, the colour changes from pale pink through to a darker purple, depending on the angle you look at it. I've paired it up with some clear round beads, and cream coloured pearls. It was very much a trial and error experiment, but it came together very quickly.
This is the best photo I could get of it. I can't wait till the end of April, when I pick up my dress and can finally try on all the elements of my outfit together!
Once I'd done that, I wanted to carry on and make something else. Before I knew it, I had these:
By this point, I was keen to carry on with the jewellery theme, but was rapidly running out of pretty beads! I went stash diving through my craft supplies, and pulled out my bag of felt and some embroidery floss. Which became this brooch:
It's a good thing I'd dismantled the dining table to make space for the hen night, otherwise I'd have got my sewing machine out as well!