Sunday, 21 October 2012

Ohhh nooo, say it isn't so ....

....we've had our first snow but thankfully it didn't stick around. I don't know, there is just something wrong with snow that comes and stays before Halloween. I will keep my fingers crossed for the next week.  I have been busy, busy, making the projects for October Fest and for Beading Babes, such fun,  I can't wait for reveal days; but in the meantime I have learned a new skill (for me at least) and that is "bead crochet". I am quite proud of myself for mastering this technique,  and even though I am only in the beginning phase I enjoy it so much I can see more designs just waiting to happen.  The crocheted rope is so flexible, works up fast and feels really good to wear.

Olathe, means beautiful in Native American and I think a very appropriate name for this piece. I used size 8 seed beads in my favorite colors  to make the rope then added a slider bead (made using tubular peyote) in the same colors with just a hint of silver. Love, love, love it.



  1. I love your bead crochet necklace! I love bead crochet too. Unfortunately, I don't do as much of it as I would like. You're right, it's very flexible and I love the drape.

  2. This piece is AWESOME. You certainly DID master the bead crochet, and I really love the colors on this rope and the overall design! Great job!

  3. What a beautiful necklace! I love the colors you used.

    I've been wanting to try bead crochet. I love how it doesn't look crocheted at all! It looks almost woven.

  4. Love these amazing southwest colours, Debbie, and that slider is awesome!

  5. Gorgeous colors! Love the pattern on this.