Tag Archives: Beadwork

You May Have Noticed…

5 May
Image representing Etsy as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

There’s a new section in my Etsy shop! Huzzah!

Cream Stone Pendant... YUMMY!

So.   If you readily admit an addiction to all things beaderific (in this case, stone and glass),

And then channel that addiction into an income source (mmm…delicious sterling silver…),

Would it be wrong to use said income to send yourself to bead-hab?

Reclaimed Shell Pendant

Hmm… at any rate, I encourage you all to enable my bead frenzy by ordering a Happy Little Something today!

Free Pattern Friday: Tiny Beaded Flower Applique

11 Mar

I haven’t gotten much hookery accomplished this week; I’ve been distracted.

delicious distraction!

I did, however, think it fitting to hook a new little bookmark in honor of my newly purchased book (Ohhh, it smells so yummy… I love the smell of books).

Anyway, here’s the tiny flower applique, which if you ch70 and add another flower to the other end, becomes a delightful little bookmark:

Here’s how to make it:

1. Get yourself a bead, a bit of thin thread or yarn, and a “B” hook (2.25mm).

2. BEFORE YOU START CROCHETING, string the bead(s) on your yarn.  If you’re making a bookmark, string two beads.

3. ch3, push a bead up as close to your ch as you can get it, ch 3 more, and sl st to form a ring.

You should now have a chain of…erm…chains around your bead.

4. ch3, 3dc, sl st.  (One Petal).

5. Work four or five more petals around the ring.  If you’re only making an applique, STOP HERE & FO!

6. To make a bookmark, ch70, then repeat steps 3-5 & FO.

VOILA!

I’d love to stay and chat, but I’ve got a hot date with Kvothe this evening.

Happy Hooking!