Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Great Bead and more Yarn

I have been extremely lucky lately. I've been a little embarrassed to say just how lucky. But, I'm going to fess up right here, right now and tell you that I won prizes on 5 different blogs during the One World One Heart giveaways. I've posted about three of them already. Now, I'm going to tell you about this beautiful prize! This is the beautiful heart bead that I won from Elaine! Isn't it magnificent?

This is the front and back of the bead. She was so sweet and she let me pick from beads she had made. I picked this one. I love it! That shade of blue in it is my favorite and I think I have some beads that will look great with it. I plan to make a necklace with it soon and post that also when I do. I just hope I can do it justice. Here are links to Elaine's websites for you to check out her blog, her etsy store and her jewelry website.

Someday I'd like to learn how to make this type of bead. It's called lampwork and it's made by shaping glass over fire, but that's about all I know at this point. It looks like it would be very difficult.

The other photos I want to share are of yarn that I've come across in my house that I had purchased a good while back. I think the variegated yarn was purchased in CO when I visited my sister (she has since moved to TX) and the yarn shop has since closed. I wish I'd gotten all she had of this. There were one or two more skeins, I think. I don't remember what it's made of or how much is in each skein. I just know it's beautiful and I hope there is enough for a scarf. Well, even as inexperienced as I am, I know there's enough for a scarf here.

The red is some that I bought while I was with Marianne when she was attempting to teach me to knit. I don't remember why I bought 2 skeins or why I bought these particular skeins. I probably just liked the color.
I'm almost positive that I have some cotton yarn and dishcloth pattern books around here somewhere. I wonder where I should start to look. I owe Dianne a dishcloth. You'll eventually get to see them too.


pam q said...

Awesome bead, you lucky girl!!!

Can't wait to see what you make with it.....

LOVE those two skiens of yarn from Colorado! Just gorgeous!

Brittani said...

I'm insanely jealous of that bead, Aunt Sharon. Lucky indeed.

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