Uh-oh new hobby.
Fun!! And ever so slightly addictive I feel....
This is last nights efforts
I just couldn't stop!! I'm getting in early for Xmas and birthdays :)
The set below is for my sister's birthday. She will be turning 13 and I'm planning on putting together a little knitting bag filled with knitting bits and pieces for her. I'd seen some KNIT PURL SLIP markers somewhere before and thought she would like. I was planning on doing her name or initials as well but I didn't have enough alphabet beads so made her a bling one instead - if she evers gets to knitting in the round she'll have a pretty one for marking the round.
I also made a couple of pairs that are possibly going to turn into earrings for Xmas gifts
And these ones are for me and are made by refashioning some old jewellry. The blue beads were earrings but had horrible earring fastenings so I never wore them - don't they make just gorgeous markers?! The little flower was a necklace pendant I've had for years but really it is too small for me and not really something what I would wear now. And the koru patterned one was from a very special (and expensive) pair of earrings I adored but unfortunately I lost its mate a long time ago. I'm stoked I can still get to use it now, albeit in a completely different way!
Clearly I still need some more practice at getting the markers all the same and putting the loopy bit in the right place but I'm pretty pleased with my beginner efforts! I enjoyed making the ones from 'old stuff' the most and found it very satisfying to refashion something unloved from the bottom of the jewellry pile into something beautiful and functional again. I'm on the hunt now for vintage earrings I can restyle!!
Thanks to Neak for inspiring me to give beading a go and for giving me so many helpful tips!
P.S. Photographing glass beads is really really hard!!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Uh-oh new hobby.