I thought would share with you a pretty little necklace I made in 2009. It has 4 very small amber handmade (lampwork) beads which I made under my torch. I strung my handmade beads with Swarovski crystals, sterling silver beads, and seed beads.
Closeup of my handmade beads and the Swarovski and silver beads.
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Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I am back to blogging and creating new jewelry. Look for new posts and pics coming in the next few weeks. Will get back in full swing after the holidays. So sorry I have not posted in such a long time. What can I say, life happens.
I leave you with this collage of some of my work. The background is a hand painted silk scarf I designed with butterflies, a pair of black and blue handmade (lampwork) beaded earrings, and a black, red and white memory wire bracelet with a handmade (lampwork) black, red and white focal bead.
Wishing each and every one of you a blessed holiday season. Christina
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Here is the wine bottle cozy I crocheted for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday. She loved it.
The Yarn was Red Heart Collage and the color is Landscape Green.
I just love how the greens and pink of the yarn were blended and came out so pretty.
I added the ruffled rows around the top to make it more ruffly after the draw string is pulled.
The two beads on the draw string are two of my lampwork (handmade) glass beads.
I made a few changes. I skipped rows 12 and 13, (the two rows where you add the beads) because I was not adding beads. I did 6 rows of sc after changing from the bottle bottom and starting up the sides, but that was going too slow, so I changed to dc and crocheted to 9 inches from bottom. Then switched back to sc for the last 1/2 inch. For the top edge, after I finished the pattern, I wanted it more ruffly than the pattern called for, so I did one row of sc working 3 sc in each stitch to force it to ruffle and then another row of sc working 2 sc in each stitch, continuing to force it to ruffle.
Then made my draw string and added two of my handmade (lampwork) beads to the ends of the drawstring after I threaded it into the cozy.
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