Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lacking Focus

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.


Phyllis said...

I can relate completely about wanting to make something I've seen. It can be very frustrating at times :)

Her necklace is beautiful - can't wait to see yours.

Pat said...

Becoming "out of focus" is so easy. So many beautiful things to take us in another direction. There is absolutely no reason on earth to become bored, is there? Just read your last few posts. I'll return! Pat

Mary said...

I love the necklace with so many beads and charms. Perfect with the sewing theme.
I admire you being able to do the tiny crochet and also tackling adding all the beautiful buttons and charms. I could never follow a crochet pattern myself. Only things I could every crochet were the granny squares afghan and the ripple afghan.