Thursday, March 26, 2009
Staying focused is very hard for me. It's difficult to see something beautiful and not want to create it. Dear friend and fellow Bee member brought her beautiful crocheted button necklace to the meeting several weeks ago. Of course, I just had to have one.
Pictured here is the necklace that Karen made. Isn't it gorgeous! She has attached a variety of buttons and gold sewing charms. The crocheted band is made of triple crochets and forms a beautiful lace pattern.
I've finished the crocheted band and have started adding my buttons. Karen has approximately 50 buttons in addition to the gold charms on her necklace. As you can see from the attached photo, I have a number of buttons to add before mine is complete.
I'm using Finca size 16 black thread and a #10 crochet hook. You create the band first and then add the buttons and charms.
And speaking of focus.....Cathy posted some gorgeous photos of a vintage lingerie bag with the most beautiful roses. What a wonderful treasure this is. Please take some time to go to her blog and look at these photos.
After you check our Cathy's blog you will know what my next project will be. Thanks, Cathy, for the inspiration.