Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Time for Blocking

I've been making stuff and things for sale and I think it's time to block them up. Jewelry seems to be the path I'm taking this week and I LOVE making necklaces and bracelets. I made a necklace and bracelet set for my niece last week and I didn't want to stop.

First I made a 6 strand necklace similar to the one I made for my niece, I used a pink cotton 4 strand thread and made the shortest length 17 inches. A matching bracelet with a single flower came right after.

I had some reclaimed nubbly silk in a lovely pale cream color that just made me think of flowers. I arranged an Irish rose, a slightly smaller English rose and a little 5 petal flower on a medallion and and attached it to a single strand necklace.

I think I had my fill of flowers by then because I made a gorgeous butterfly pattern in a single thread of tan silk using a number 14 hook. They were eye-crossingly tiny stitches but it turned out so great. I'm not sure whether it will be a necklace or a bracelet but I'll block it anyway.

Right now I'm making two half snowflakes in a mint green, I have no idea what I'll use those for, I just thought they were pretty.

You know what might complement jewelry? Some light, lacy spring fingerless gloves and a thin scarf.

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