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?