Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Branching Out

Another project is off the hook and in the final moments of drying after a soak and a shaping.  But that is for another day.

Normally, I don't make jewelry.  Oh, there has been dabbling in the past.  And like those efforts, this is probably a one-off thing while I caught up on useless television watching. 

The original plan was to incorporate this mélange of shells and beads into that which is now complete (more to come on that).  After sewing and trying on the new CAL top, it became obvious that it did not need a fringe of dangling bits about the neckline.  So, I strung up a bunch of things and chained up a necklace.

I love it!   Instructions:

String a whole heap of beads, bits and spare parts onto fingering weight yarn.  Put on way more than you think is needed.

Chain a few stitches, pull up object, chain it into place tightly, repeat the chain/object sequence until the length makes you happy.

That's it folks.  Fancy people and those who know how to do such things will smartly add some type of crimp bead and closure and be really uptown with the finished necklace.  I'm in a very mellow mood and chose to tie a knot.  That's right.  I put a good old fashioned K  N  O  T  in the yarn and declared it done.

"Don't sweat the small stuff. . . . "

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