Sunday, May 24, 2009

Trying something new

I've seen crocheted wire necklaces before but it took me awhile before I found the right wire for actually making one. I used 30 gauge silver wire, and tiny little crochet hook. I crocheted three separate strands - one with lemon seed beads and crystals, one with crystals, rounds, and green and pink beads, and third with just crystals. It was simple single crochet, pulling a bead into the crocheting every other stitch.

I twisted the wires at the ends and used the crystal strand to wrap the other two together so they'd all blend together. It lies right on my collar bone, and it's so light. I'm very pleased with my first try at this!

Here is a closer look at the stitches and beading. It's delicate, isn't it? I plan to do more of this. It was so easy. It's not often I get something I like on the first try.

Otherwise, things here are fine. I'm still not out of the funk I've been in since my mother in law died. I'm hoping I come back soon. I think I will eventually, but it still just feels like there is a pall hanging over our house. I'm not sure how long this is supposed to last. I guess until it's over, right?

Oh, new job - AWESOME! Beyond awesome, actually. Six months in and I'm doing things I'm good at, things I really enjoy, with people I like. Can't get better, can it?


tangled stitch said...

So good to see you! Love the bracelets and congrats on the new job! And when we lose someone we love there is no correct time limit, we heal when we heal. Blessings and peace to you and your family.

chelemom said...

I am glad to see you being crafty again and that you like your new job. I can only imagine how tough things have been.....give it more time.....things will get better. Thinking about ya! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Lillian would love to have a necklace just like the photo.

tangled stitch said...

I've been kinda scarce so missed this posting. So good to see it. Time heals all wounds and there is no set time for grieving. Congrats on the new job, I hope it continues to be awesome!

ktstamps said...

Hey is that job going? I miss you soooo much! How is your summer? We are having a great one in too many years. Can you believe no rain...water bill is high but life is a dream. Write some time. kivonne tucker