Step 1. A little collection of beads, crochet hook, and crochet cotton.
Step 2. Thread all beads onto crochet cotton in preferred pattern.
Step 3. Crochet your cotton, hooking in the beads as you go.
Step 4. Adorn neck with beautiful strand.
All inspiration from a very talented and dear friend, who made the above strand for me as a birthday gift last year. Yes, it's taken me almost a whole year to make one myself. Shame, shame, shame!
I am going to call my strand 'beached'.
It's the colours I see at the beach, the sky, the dunes, the ocean, the sparkle of the water as the sun dances over the little crests and curves of the waves, the green and the blue of the deep, the orange and brown of the dunes where shadow and sun play.
We have had a few warm days here lately, hooking my blanket has just been quite warm and my eczema has even started to annoy my skin. Not to be beaten by the weather or my skin, I dug this lovely green from my collection, which I have intentions of hooking a lacy summer scarf/wrap, and made my strand.
The beautiful strand that I was gifted by my dear friend is so precious to me, it's like she is here with me every time I wear it. It's one very long strand unjoined, and I can wear it about a thousand ways, I have even worn it as a belt. Yes, it's rather mega-versatile.
I have a few requests to make some in other colours, however, I am going to give this one a good work out over the next few weeks to make sure it's secure and wears well. I think I need my chain stitches to be a little tighter.
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