Friday, February 29, 2008

bronze set in RAW

Fast and easy. Bronze seed beads (Japanese) for RAW base with Czech crystals 4mm and gold 15mm for center. Earrings similar

Thursday, February 28, 2008

tubular herringbone earrings

This is my own pattern for the earrings. I made it before with red, green, blue and gold beads. It got lots of compliments so now I'm trying in different colors. I start off with 12 beads (2 of one color, 2 of gold, etc) Go back into them by 2 at a time and connect first to last set. Then start off by going up and down: 1 down and 3 up. The fringe is usually about 6 beads or so. The gold here is a bit heavier than the other beads but the earrings aren't that heavy so it's good as the gold might tarnish if worn next to the skin.

red bracelet

This second one came out better.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Keava from In the Hebrides

I am busy on this pullover by AS. I changed the number of repeats to 17 and 306 stitches for about a 42" bust for me. My normal gauge on 3.25mm needles is 7 sts=4" and I've decided to stick with this for all the fairisles I do. The yarn is from Jamiesons and the pattern is from In the Hebrides. The main problem is that it is a boxy sweater and also I had to cut down the number of rows in the bottom ribbing as it would have come out to 4" which I feel is too much. The total length will be close to 25".

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bead lady bracelet

The Beadlady is one of my favorite sources for patterns and this is one of hers. Good way to use 4mm cubes too.

Monday, February 18, 2008

RAW bracelet with crystals

Just a simple bracelet in RAW stitch with Czech crystals and size 15 gold beads added in center. I feel like making more in different colors.

Negev, Eilat

I spent 4 days on a trip to Eilat with a group from ESRA, English language speaking group here in Israel. We stayed at the Lagoona hotel in Eilat and every morning saw different sites including this spot for birdwatching flamingoes. Just wanted to show t he reflection in the water.