Monday, July 18, 2011

making the necklace band


Maybe you can tell from the dark damp photo that it's just rained here? Last night's and this morning's rains have provided welcome relief from yesterday's oppressive heat and humidity. We smashed a record here, but compared to the temps in the U.S. we really can't complain.

It was hot and stuffy in the house last night though, so we spent the evening in lawn chairs in the back garden with cool drinks. And very quickly the light faded to the point where it wasn't possible to see the individual threads within the chained necklace band clearly enough to work the first row of SC. So it's not as far along as I had hoped. Can you tell; patience really isn't one of my strong points!?!

One thing I am very pleased about are the metal findings for the closure. I didn't see anything I liked at the usual stores so I dropped in at Inspired by Beads where Michelle helped me find this almost Celtic looking closure. Much nicer than the usual fasteners, I think.

6 comments:

Lily Razz said...

We've had rain whole last week and weekend too, and I'm living in the Netherlands! I hope you get some nicer weather soon!

Those flowers are looking amazing, very pretty!!

Just-in said...

I knew the necklace will look great!
P.S. It's a bit rainy here as well...

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Those look so pretty lined up together like that. Now I want to learn to crochet!

Dee said...

The beads on the center flower are AWESOME!

Frieda said...

That is so pretty !

We're having a heat wave here too , our 32 degrees felt like 38 degrees last night . It just wears you out . Hope you can stay cool for the rest of the week ...

Magical Jane said...

That's without doubt the prettiest one I've ever seen.