So this week I decided I would try something a little different.
I decided that it was high time I pulled out my wire and beads and had a go at crocheting a piece of jewellery.
I have crocheted necklaces before but always followed a suggested pattern. This time I made it up as I went along, using tiny little pink seed beads and attaching one to every single stitch in the chain. I made two chains and twisted them together and came up with a delicate little necklace I am calling "Pretty in Pink".
It is longer than I meant it to be and perhaps not as "heavy" as it needed to be to hang down as well as the previous necklaces I made with larger beads and more strands of wire, but it is still a very pretty necklace. Perfect for a new mum, don't you think?
The "official" bits this week aren't really official at all. I don't actually know how much wire I used or what make the seed beads were (they just came out of my stash). I just know I used 0.315mm silver plated copper wire, a variety of pink seed beads, and a 1.7mm steel crochet hook. There is no pattern, just to long strands of beads crocheted into a a row of chain stitches and then twisted together and completed with a simple silver-plated clasp.
I've had quite a productive week this week to be honest as I also managed to add a further 5 rows to my blanket. I have no idea how long I was crocheting as I sat and worked on that whilst watching a film with TJ and lost track of time. But it's all adding up to a gorgeous blanket for someone...
I'm loving the interplay of the colours and the randomness of it (even if I do occasionally start a row in one colour and decide to undo it and start with a different colour that looks better!)
Don't forget you can follow the other lovely ladies taking on their own fundraising challenges over on the official Nine Months Of blog :)