Friday 21 September 2007

Blooming Oncidium from my balcony garden

My balcony faces north and does not get sufficient sunlight for flowering plants but they do put out flowers occasionally. This is an Oncidium hybrid from Thailand. Beautiful large flowers (2 x 2 inches) for a small orchid plant. Only one spike with four flowers which are long lasting. It bloomed 3 weeks ago and still going strong.

Tuesday 11 September 2007

Pearl and pink purse necklace

Knitting is done. The knitted purse flap is far right. Will sew up and add embellishments. I may use some pressed glass flowers instead of the dagger beads. Maybe in pink and gold. Come back and have a look in a couple of days.

Friday 7 September 2007

New knitted purse necklace

I'm embarking on my second knitted purse necklace. This time I'm knitting the flap instead of using the glass flap. The first one was teal green and bronze, this one is pearl-coloured beads with dusty pink silk threads.

Saturday 1 September 2007

Knitting with beads project: Teal green purse necklace

My knitting with beads project is done. It is a tiny beaded purse (5 x 6.5cm) to be worn as a pendant with matching beaded necklace. It's knitted in bronze brown silk thread with cut glass beads in teal green (1.5mm) with a bronze glass flap, embellished with bronze daggers (16mm length), green glass teardrop beads (6mm) and round faceted Swarovski crystals (4 & 6mm). Necklace is strung with Swarovski crystals (4 & 6mm), Swarovski glass pearls (bright gold, 6mm), fire-polished glass beads (metallic green & crystal amber, 6mm length) and emerald green cathedral glass beads. Necklace length approx. 76cm / 30.5inch (excluding purse). Beaded fringe of the purse hangs another 6.5cm down.

The 1st photo is for display only. It should be worn long. There is no clasp in this one but if one is added, you may wear it short (double layered as in the photo). This necklace is only a sample for me to keep. If you want one for yourself, I can custom make one for you in your favourite colour (depending on what is available).

This could be that glamourous addition to your simple outfit for the evening or a special gift for someone who has everything.