Category Archives: Beads

Turquoise buttons from polymer clay

turquoise-mix.jpgI have this side sweater project I’ve been working on for a while and I want to use turquoise beads for buttons.  However I just found out how to make turquoise with polymer clay. I think I’ll try this out.

It suggests using a food processor to chop the clay to develop the texture and cracked look, but I think I’m going to pass on that.

http://www.jaedworks.com/clayspot/techniques/turquoise.html 

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Green Wedding? Check out this yarn and dress.

So I just got my copy of Vogue Knitting (Summer Edition) and I saw the most absolutely gorgeous lace dress…

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Looks like Elann used the same pattern to do a version of the dress in Hemp (their new Hemp yarn). Now for all of you girls who are looking to plan an eco friendly wedding and who like very nice simple and elegant lace numbers… even if you don’t know how to knit you might be able to enlist friends to help you out with this or a similar dress. If you have the money you might even hire someone to do the entire dress for you.  Also, you can decorate the dress even more by doing light adornment with small glass or pearl beads.

I think that also creating a nice shawl or wrap might be nice for receptions that occur during cooler or breezer evenings. An easy lace pattern in Bonsai might be nice… and it doesn’t have to be in white… you can do green or red.  Roman brides used a red veil during their weddings.

Or if you don’t mind using synthetic fibers you can always do the simple drop stitch and garter pattern in silk or poly ribbon like I did for my wedding (see image below).

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