18 September 2008

Fun with earrings

I finished the other earring of the pair I was making the day before yesterday (the brown ones) which means that I have yet another pair to choose from in the mornings!!! I really MUST clear out some of the darn earwigs - they're taking over my bedside table - in fact I'm sure they're breeding!!

Anyway yesterday morning I sat down and did the drawings for this pair. This is a fairly big task even though it's only a small piece as I want to be sure that people can follow my perverted way of working it easily.

In the evening I started working on the medium sized hoop. This one measures 1" in diameter so I don't want to make it any larger than that if I can help it. I've solved this problem by working beads into the covering over the ring.

The inner (as you can see below) is sort of OK. I shall work the central large bead into it in another way. I really fancy a 'dangly' something in the middle there. In fact I've been experimenting with ways to do that (the pink 'bits' at the bottom). All I've done is take ......... heck, I'll explain it on the pattern and do a drawing but it's really easy.

If you look really closely at the scan you'll see there are definite variations as I've worked round the ring. I was trying to work out how many ds's to do etc. I think I'll add another large 'dangly' bead at the bottom instead of the LBP. Anyway, that's this evening's task sorted!!!

3 comments:

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Jane, I LUV these earrings, especially the brown ones, they are very nice!!! I also wondered how you got the pearl bead on the picot? I like how that looks!!

TattingChic said...

Jane! Today (10/23/08) I saw these earrings on "Craft Gossip"! Here's the link, but maybe you knew about it already.

http://needlework.craftgossip.com/catching-up-from-being-behind/2008/10/23/

Jane Eborall said...

Ooooh, thanks for pointing out that link to me. I feel so proud to be mentioned there.

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