Saturday, February 11, 2006

A Mass or Two

Another one of the treasures I found in Tucson was 2 masses of 4mm faceted fuffy crystals in a gorgeous cranberry red luster. After seeing a necklace that Judith Giffin crocheted using the larger beads, I knew I had to try one also. Armed with my new European crochet hook. Thank you Judith!! It is a wonderful gift. I got my C-Lon cord and strung 2,100 puffy faceted crystals and began my quest to make a necklace. I like the C-Lon for crocheting with larger beads. The rope has a nice feel. For accents I used two marcasite bead caps and a marcasite toggle to complete the necklace. The bracelet has a marcasite bead as a focal point to tie the two pieces together. I have two more projects in the works. I hope to get another one of them completed this weekend. All of a sudden I have so many ideas and not enough time.


Judith said...

Bev, those red faceted rondells sure make a fantastic rope. I bet it crocheted up quickly too! I can't wait to see the dark ones done.

Medieval Needle said...

That is so yummy - I love the colors! ALMOST makes me want to go play with my beads.