Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Filigree necklace

I started (and almost finished) this necklace in a jewelry class I took my senior year of high school.  I started with two different gauges of silver wire, and formed and soldered together the various filigree panels.  I threaded the beads (garnet and amethyst, if I remember correctly) on the finer wire and linked everything together.  Then the semester ended and I didn't have enough class time to finish.

The necklace sat in a ziploc bag in storage until this past Christmas, when I was going through some of my old stuff and found it.  The necklace was originally supposed to be long enough to just slip over the head without any sort of closure.  I can't see myself ever wearing a neclace that long, so I clipped some of it off and finished it with a clasp.  I'm happy with it!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

CMS/Colloquium knitting

 I knitted another 24 rows on the Lilac Lace Shawl in CMS and colloquium last Thursday.  I'm beginning to worry about running out of yarn - I don't have much left, and it's not anywhere close to shawl length. I'm wondering if it was a mistake to add an extra pattern repeat. I guess it won't be the end of the world if I have to frog and start over.