Valentine's Bracelet w/ mixed beads
I, like another reviewer, ordered the wrong size in these silver-lined beads, and got these 6/0 beads. My initial reaction was disappointment, seeing they were much too large for my need, at that time. But, for the price, it was worth keeping "just in case". Their color, sheen and appearance is beautiful! They really are a very lovely seed bead. So I kept them around, to have on-hand, when needed.
Well, last week, on one of our cold, snowy days, I got bored and went looking for something to bead. I came up w/ this Valentine's Day Bracelet, in a flat spiral stitch, and used (as Krystal Wick calls it) "bead soup", as I didn't have enough components of any particular bead to do it the 'real' way. So I mixed it up a little, and included the 6/0, silver-lined crystal beads. It turned out so pretty, and was such fun to make! A mixture of reds, pink, white, silver and silver-lined crystal ... a fun bracelet to make and wear on Valentine's Day! I've shared a link on youtube that gives a tutorial on how the Flat Spiral Stitch is done. I plan to make one of these in greens and golds for St. Patty's Day, as well. Enjoy!
Sparkles added to Knitwear
Just perfect beads to use in knitwear to add subtle sparkle to a piece. I have used these beads in a number of knit items and they are easy to use, with consistent openings for stringing through the yarn. They are lightweight so that they do not add a burden to the knitting in pulling on the lace pattern. I recently used them on this purple lace scarf and this color pops on the solid yarn.