Sometimes it is gratifying to just make something, put it on and love it. This happened to me last weekend at the Birkie. On Friday evening, I started and finished this cute little bracelet:
DMC Perle Coton #8 and Size 11 Seed Beads
I wish I had better pictures! The pattern is Lucy Neatby’s Diamond Beaded Bracelet 751 (? – don’t ask me what the “751″ means!). I need to thank Shelley H. for telling me about this pattern!
As my first attempt with the pattern, I wasn’t sure about sizing so I ended up making mine a little too big. Instead of ripping back, I sewed the thing together. I slip it over my hand to wear it, which has worked fine thus far. I will be making more of these and will adjust the size to fit using the button. I have tons of perle coton and beads to choose from.
What a great intro to teeny beaded knitting – lots of bang for the buck!!
PS to Robin — the Sweater Vase was purchased from Crate and Barrel. I saw them in Vogue Knitting and the hunt was on!! Unfortunately, I bought it in early 2012 right after the 2011 holiday season. I do not believe they are still available.
Crate and Barrel 2011