Friday, November 12, 2010

The green necklace in progress

Using ideas from the previous necklace, but this one will be one-of-a-kind as well. I'm happiest when I'm just making it up as I go! The thread is size 10 from my hand dyed "Forest" batch. I'm thinking I may surround it with a lighter solid green, with maybe some silvery-color glass beads. (I've learned to avoid both silver plated and sterling silver metal beads - they tarnish, and I don't see any practical way of polishing them when they are all worked into cotton lace.)

Later, I'll get to dyeing a batch of "Pizazz" which is reds and oranges. The white thread is prepared and waiting!

8 comments:

BSOTF said...

Marilee,
I do love your necklace & the thread of forest that you used. You are keeping busy making many things. Thanks for sharing with us all.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, BSOTF, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the necklace in progress. I'll post another photo when it is done.

Fox said...

This is looking mighty intriguing.... I adore the colours and the beads are so perfectly positioned...Can't wait to see it!
Fox : )

Lily said...

Yes, I agree! And I think the Forest colorway is one of my top favorites!

Suztats said...

I love the Forest thread! Hope to see your finished necklace soon!

Celticflame99 said...

Ever try a polishing cloth? The jewelry/bead store I used to work at used them to polish silver pieces that couldn't be dipped in cleaner. Its a cloth, with imbedded polishing stuff, that doesn't stain cloth. You just rub and voila, shiny. They run between 2 and 5 bucks and last FOREVER. I've had mine for at least 5 years and its still going strong.

Here's a link to somewhere that sells the one I have. http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H201543TL

Lady Jane said...

I have taught myself to crochet but for some reason I just cant wrap my mind around tatting as much as I have tried to teach myself. I enjoy looking at all your marvelous work. mini blessings L J

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful comments :-)

Celticflame99, that sounds like a solution. I'll have to try one of those special cloths.

Lady Jane, if you still want to learn tatting, there are a number of good videos out there - I put a list of links to some of them on the left side of my blog under 'tatting video sites". Besides those there's loads of tatting videos on youtube, maybe one or another of those might make it clear for you.