Tag Archives: jewelry

Beaddiction

16 Mar

I know I promised to give up the beads.  I know.  I KNOW.  But I just wanted to try one more thing.

 

What if I CROCHET the beads???

It started off well…

Things were actually going pretty good for a while.

 

SFSG!

Then a thing happened.

Then another thing happened.

 

mrow?

Then I realized…

…Fail beads are fail. (I know, I know… the Storm Trooper is a bit of a stretch, but Google thought he was a great example of an Epic Fail).

Sorry, beads.  I give up.  For now…

 

Safety Dance

14 Mar

I’ve been on a bead kick.  My cousin Jess made me this awesome bracelet that she swears will align my chakras and turn me all zen and stuff.

 

Buddah beads = beautiful!

Isn’t it awesome?  You should totally get her to make you one.  She’s got a website and everything!

So I figured I’d give this whole beady bracelety thing a try.  I discovered a billionty-seven safety pins in my bead box.  I put on some music.

I failed miserably.

 

If I put it on a candle it becomes awesome, right?

I tried again.

 

St. Patrick's Day Fail.

Third time’s a charm, right?

 

Wrong.

*Sigh*

If you were in third grade this would be cool, right?

…Right?…

 

…second grade?…

 

Anyway, I suppose I’ll leave the jewelry making to the jewelry makers and get back to the crochety side of the universe.  Also, someone should really take away my safety pin stash  before I turn it into a lamp or something…

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!