Thursday, 18 July 2013

Ooops!

Ooops, it looks like I completely forgot to post this week!  I blame that bright orange hot thing in the sky.  Anyone know what that is?  Not sure I've seen it round here before...

A long time ago I knitted a wire bracelet with beads.  It was in my shop and recently I was contacted by a lady who'd seen it and wanted one, but with navy beads.  As I started to search for navy seed beads (not easy to find!), I found out it was to wear on her wedding day!


Wow, what an honour.  And now I was terrified.  I had to get this right.  My first attempt was with silver wire (about 0.22mm) and Preciosa seed beads in a size 8 I think.  Preciosa make the most beautiful seed beads with a wonderful lustre and these photos do not do them justice.


My client has suggested adding in clear beads, so I tried that, alternating between navy and clear with one bead per stitch.  The bracelets are 7 stitches wide, but the first stitch on each row is slipped to neaten up the edge a little.


Attempt 3 was with navy wire (from Wires) and both types of seed bead, threaded on completely at random then knitted - 1 bead, 1 empty stitch, 2 beads, 1 empty stitch.  I like the randomness of it.  This is also the only one I got a decent close up shot of!  Having said that, the navy beads are actually more navy than that.


I'm going to put the rest of them in the shop, once I've taken some decent photos of course!  If anyone does want a custom cuff making (size to fit your wrist, whatever colour you like), you know where to find me.  Oh sorry, that was a bit of a sales pitch there, won't do it again.  I'll leave you with a pretty picture, I've got a deer's head to glue...




8 comments:

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Super neat looking bracelets and knitted with wire and beads! Very cool.

Fiona said...

very pretty... it's so great that you have personally designed it for your clients special day...
Hugz

JoJo said...

Those are cool! I bet she'll love it!

made by ChrissieD said...

They're really wonderful Wendy and never mind about the sales pitch, you just go for it :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh... all three are so pretty. You did beautiful work on each of them.

Jane Galley said...

what an honor! I am sure it will help to make her big day special

Anita said...

Hi Wendy,
They are a pretty nice accessory. Love the colours.
Cheers, Anita.

Sandra :) said...

Congratulations on the commission - the bracelets are lovely! Hopefully she sends you a wedding picture :D