They need to be edited a bit, but just couldn't resist capturing the moment.
Dad and I have been having fun during the day doing some shopping while the girls are in school. Yesterday we also stopped at Gunther Toody's for lunch. After Steve gets home from work tonight, we'll be heading out to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Yum!
While the girls were entertaining Grandpa yesterday afternoon, I popped onto the computer to catch up on emails. I started chatting with my good friend Erin and got her advice on something I wanted to do.
This past weekend I found the most beautiful cardigan/sweater that I will give to my friend Kelly for Christmas.
The detail in the sleeve and at the bottom of the piece thrills me to pieces.
I also picked up a sleeveless top to go with it.
It's hard to see, but there is a striped texture in the black sweater.
So, I wanted to add to this ensemble by making a necklace. But I couldn't figure out what to do. So, I asked Erin, who has made some really pretty jewelry, what she thought. She immediately came up with beaded crochet, but not the ropes that I have done before. She crochets with beads and wire! She referred me to her blog here and to Auntie's Beads for the how to video. She's so right, it was easy peasy to do! Thanks Erin.
Here's the result of my efforts (after a quick trip to Joann's this morning with my dad)
I still need to add the clasp/closure but I think this goes well with the set.
Thanks again for the inspiration, Erin!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope your week is going well.