Saturday, 29 August 2009

Bee's Brilliant Beads

Last Sunday I went to a workshop with the fabulous Bee of Chain Creative. The topic of the day was bead crochet and we learned how to thread the beads into a pattern and crochet them up into a rope-type affair that we could then turn into a bracelet. I have to admit it took me a while to get the hang of it. Then when I did, I realised I'd threaded the beads wrong, and I hadn't time to finish my bracelet. Oh and when I got home I realised I'd left my only 1.5mm hook at Bee's so I had to order another one (good excuse to buy some nice new Clover hooks!). But last night I finally got time to sit down and finish it, and here it is.


Here it is on my arm.



I love it! I have lots of spare beads from when I ordered the wrong size and they're just lying around, so now I have a good use for them. I think everyone will be getting one of these for Christmas :-)

Agnes from MrsG Knits was at the workshop too and she's posted her finished bracelet on her blog, go and have a look. Hers is very professional-looking!

Oh and here's a little toadstool brooch I needle felted, just because I felt like it.


9 comments:

Mrs G said...

Hi Aveen! Your bracelet looks fab! I'm already on my fourth. they're so addictive i've gone bonkers.

Agnesxx

Bee Creative said...

Well, my little ducklings, you are very clever and go off now and make loads and loads for you and your friends. I love the mushroom too. Aren't they all fabulous?!
Bee xxxx

Tracy Kalman said...

I love your bracelet! I just discovered your blog and like you I am attached to my vintage camera collection-I can relate to you separation anxiety concerning selling some of your prized possessions! Please check out my blog if you get a chance http://nostalgiaremix.blogspot.com/, I am brand new to blogging and I am working on a thesis blog that needs feedback to work and I would love your opinions. Great blog!

Julie said...

I love the bracelet! I think the mushrooms are cute too. Just found your blog by chance and I'm so glad I did.

bubblemunch said...

The bracelet's fantastic :-)

PS if you email your snailmail I have a crochet book for you from the 1970s (great beachware!) with some fab photos for your crocheting or just to love for their time!

Nishant said...

they're so addictive i've gone bonkers.

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kanishk said...

they're so addictive i've gone bonkers.

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Jean said...

I need to go on a course to learn the bead crochet, have books but do not have the patience to sit at home stuggling.
Have promised to learn how to make a amigurumi (?) elephant too. I like a challenge!

Jean said...

p.s. I think your bracelet and the mushroom are truely lovely.

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