My knitting peeps are what you could call the good news, better news. We share, we laugh, we knit. We also share a love of all things crafty. Friend Kathy came in wearing a gorgeous peyote bracelet that looked like it was made with liquid silver and cobalt. S T U N N I N G is the only way to describe it. The lemmings – er – our knitting group glommed on and insisted that she share the pattern (Split Pea by Fusionbeads), technique, etc., which she and her sister graciously did.
Kim and I worked on little else while at knitting camp this year. We both finished our silver stunners shortly thereafter and continued with our new obsession:
The picture cannot capture the shimmer of the top bracelet. The little rosebud cutie helped me learn to read charts.
Kim alerted me to the Julie Ann Smith sock monkey bracelet pattern (which seems disabled at the moment?) and the rest is history. These bracelets are going through my knitting group like wild fire!
I am done with beading for the time being, though. It is really hard on my neck – it feels like someone stabbed me with an icepick.
PS1 — thanks, everyone, for your nice comments on my state fair entries! It means a lot to me.
PS2 – Several people asked me about the beads I used for the silver bracelet. The bracelet pattern is called Sweet Pea and is free from Fusion Beads — I added one extra line of beads so that the blue “dot” would not touch the 2-bead edging. This changed it to odd count peyote. The beads are Myuki Delicas, #11 seed beads. Colors are Trans Silver Lined Crystal (DB0041) and Iris Blue/Dk Blue (0006) from Artbeads.com.
Nice to hear that others like the bracelet, too!