Friday, August 17, 2007

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

I finished the necklace! See the neat sparkly beads along the sides? Those are vintage Lucite beads I found at Ozzy Beads. I love to mix vintage with new beads when I make these things. Check out the beaded toggle- I had a bunch of sterling circle parts left from some project, so I took some sterling wire, and beaded it up, with a loop in the center and loops at the ends. Got the idea from reading how to make woven beaded toggles. But when I wove some beads into a toggle, it was too fat to fit. Necessity truly is the mother of invention.

On a new knitting note, I started a hat for the Ships Project out of luscious SilkRoad Aran Tweed wool/cashmere/silk yarn by Jo Sharp that I got from a fellow KR member for a song. Nothing but the best for our troops doing the hard stuff.


fleegle said...

I read your other post first, but I shall repeat that the necklace is truly lovely! Guess you don't mind hearing it twice.

BB said...

No, or 3 times for that matter ;^D.
Thanks so much for telling me!