Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A bit quiet but real busy!

I know I have been quiet lately and I am getting a better handle on the managing my time thing but I have been very busy.
I finished my grommet necklace and let me tell you I love it.  It is such a soft necklace to wear and the compliments I get when wearing it are so blush worthy.  So here it is.....

I used 15's and 11's for the chain.  I know most of you think I am nuts using such small beads but I was lucky in the fact that I took it with me on our trip to Ohio so most of it was done while riding so it didn't drive me too crazy.  Isn't it awesome?  I have also been working on picture taking.  No cool backgrounds yet just a focus on getting good pictures of the pieces.

I am also back to my wine themes again.  I started this one in January but I was having so much trouble trying to put it together the way I like it and OMG I am having even more trouble getting clasps I like and that enhance the designs.  Here is Cabernet.

I feel really terrible that I have lost the pattern to this as I found it while searching through blogs.  I had it printed but it seems to have vanished.  It was in a different language but the diagrams were awesome.  If anyone does stumble across it please let me know so I can give her props, she so deserves them.

I also fell in love with the Honeycomb Bangle by Cynthia Rutledge that I had to make it.  I will tell you that I did not have the faceted roundels that it called for or the 3mm pearls so I used 11/0 rounds and 4mm pearls and smooth roundels.  It came out sweet.

I think I will call this one Strawberry Wine just because I am in that kinda mood.

I am also participating in Pay it Forward but I will be posting a revised version as soon as I am clear on what I want to do with it.  You know I couldn't just plain follow the rules didn't cha.

One more somber note.  My heart aches for the Japanese people and the.....well let's be honest...the Hell they are going through.  Please keep them all in your prayers, blessings or thoughts.  They need all the positive energy we can send.

Hugs and Blessings


  1. I love the Cabernet piece.

    Your photos turned out well. I have been doing my photo editing in Picasa and that is working out well for me.

  2. Hi Kristen,
    Well, I gotta say, you're pretty winey today!! and gorgeously so.

    The gromment necklace is an attention getter/conversation starter for sure. Lovely.

    Its hard to fathom the hardships that have been befalling this earth lately. It leaves me speechless.

  3. All of these pieces are beautiful, Kristen. I love them all and I think the wine series is a very clever title!

  4. How gorgeous! You have been busy! I love all of them, girly!

  5. Hey Kristen,
    I'm loving the wine theme,too. I wish I had the patience to do an entire necklace with 15s. As usually they are all totally gorgeous.

  6. I love the strawberry wine piece!
    And anyway, is there really a strawberry wine... it sounds delicious!

    My prayers go out to the Japan and their people as well.

  7. Love your necklace!!! wow. You just keep amazing me girl!! You are leaving me in the dust :) I put "learn one stitch a month" on my to do list, inspired by all your different pieces. So far, I haven't learned one new stitch and it's been on my to do list for 3 months. LOL. Oh well :) There is still hope though :)



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