As my crafting friends reliably inform me, they have been busy for the last couple of months making gifts and cards ready for Christmas (in fact I suspect some have already finished! You know who you are!). So I decided this week to make a start on my gifts. I’m not the most organised of people – I confess to being quite fickle with the concentration span of a goldfish: when it comes to ‘sparkles’ I get very distracted!
But this year it’ll be different! This week I’ve been working on a real statement piece of a necklace. I’m using a pattern that I’ve had for a while but never felt that I had the patience to complete it. I’ve tried making the flowers before but without much success. But I like a challenge and have persevered. This time it’s been much easier (probably due to experience).
At the moment I’m about two thirds of the way through the band (which is more like a flattened rope in appearance). Even though it uses herringbone weave, it seems to be taking an age so I keep stopping to make the flowers which I think look like Hollyhocks.
Now that I’m on the home straight, I’m already making plans for scaled down versions and maybe corsages. Anyway, I’ve made a start...Christmas: bring it on!Hope you like...x