Sunday, 17 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Taken last April on a beach in Norfolk
Taken late summer 2008 at Barton Broad, Norfolk
Taken last summer in my back garden!
Here's hoping for some nice weather soon. I'll soon be spotted kneeling on the grass with my backside in the air stalking some poor unsuspecting creature.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Hmmm. Use a smaller hook perhaps!
I've been regrouting the kitchen today so I haven't had time for any crafting (what is the world coming too!) I may grab an early night...by that I mean leaving my hubby in front of the TV and secretly crafting :) If I don't move around too much he'll never realise!
Monday, 11 January 2010
I hope this makes sense. If it doesn't then please let me know and I'll add bits or more photos.
When I first when to evening class to learn how to make jewellery wire wrapping was one of the first things we were taught. Once you can do this technique a whole range of styles and designs are achievable.
When you start to wire wrap use cheap wire – copper or silver plate. I’d recommend a 0.5mm wire to start with. It’s thin enough to bend easily but thick enough to work with.
You will also need: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and a pair of wire cutters. Oh, and of course some beads!
You will need to straighten the wire when you cut it. Do this by holding the wire between the thumb and fore finger of both hands and stroking the wire straight.
Using the round nose pliers hold the wire just like in method one and bend the wire over by 90 degrees or so NOT all the way around. (the angle is a bit odd as I was having trouble showing clearly what was happening)
To complete the link use your round nose pliers to roughly measure the length of the wrapping you have just completed (please excuse the blurred picture) you can use that measurement on the other side of the bead to roughly know where to place your pliers for the next hoop.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
I'm undecided as to make a green/copper/orange one or a purple one. Hmmm. Any suggestions?
Saturday, 9 January 2010
The beads I use are a complete mix of semi-precious, glass, crystal, plastic and resin. In the second picture I've shown an acrylic flower. I bought these recently from ebay and like a lot of internet purchases I thought they were awful! However, I was surprised at how nice they looked when used this way. Nicky (my youngest) loves it and has signed me up to make her another one but using pearl and clear beads with the only colour being these flowers.
I got a little restless today and thought it would be a good idea to get myself organised. I seem to be spending more time searching for stuff than actually making it. Whilst going through endless bags I came across some UFO's (UnFinished Objects) After taking these photos I came across another black bag filled with more!
Crocheted hexagons that I thought I'd make into a throw for my kingsized bed. I have a few more loose ones to add to it but it's nowhere near done
I crocheted these big granny squares from rainbow wool. Yet another throw!
This was going to be a knitted bag!
The other bits I found was patchwork. I've got enough unfinished patchwork to go around the world twice.
One day I'll get around to them.!!!!
Friday, 8 January 2010
I've not been out of the house for the last 3 days because of the snow and ice. Living on a hill is not a great idea when your pavement resembles an ice-rink so I've been spending my time re-learning how to crochet. Since the weekend I've made a
scarf, a hat and a pair of socks.
Nicky, my youngest daughter has asked me to make a bracelet for one of her friends birthday. I know the style she wants but she's not being very helpful with the colours. All I've got to go on is 'she likes all colours' That's never a good idea because she's liable to end up with a rainbow on her
wrist. I might start on that tonight and I'll post a photo when its done