Saturday, 4 February 2017

Hawthorn's Heartđź’“thon 4 February 2017

I suppose I've always been making things.  As a small child I remember doing cross stitch.  Move on a few decades and I still make things.  Now I try my hand at all sorts of things.

Below is an example of a necklace I made using the Kumihimo technique but on a card (click here to read more about this and a search on Google will find many more examples - Shirley Berlin's Green book is excellent) and not a Marudai stand (click here to read about the Marudai).  Once I'd made it I knew it would need a special bead and was lucky to find a heart-shaped bead with a big hole in it so I could thread my braid through.

As you can see I also have a small collection
of heart-shaped beads, in fact I have quite a few!
One just has to have a stash of stuff ....

6 comments:

  1. Lovely, but I've never heard of the technique (can't even remember how it's spelled, although up above), but it is interesting. Love your heart beads & the one thing I've never tried, although DD has. I think I may have a bracelet kit "somewhere". Maybe I should find it. Hope the weekend is going well & take care.

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    1. Ah the thought that something could be 'somewhere' - how familiar does that sound! It is early Saturday now so the weekend is still young. I've crochet planned (apart from the usual cooking and cleaning.....). Rather wet outside, again.

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  2. Love all your 'hearty' beads, so suitable for the Heartathon. I have used quite a few of your Kumihimo cords that you donated for my twidlemuffs and they are lovely. x

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    1. Still very glad you could use my unwanted Kumihimo cords.

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  3. Love the stash, I've some special beads that never will be used but kept safe x

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    1. I too have some treasured beads and am loath to use them!

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