Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Floral felted bags

As I was leaving Christopher II this morning, where the lovely Sylvie makes my hands look presentable (I'm hard on my hands, with knitting and beading and gardening and garage saling), Robert stopped me. "My wife would love that purse," he said. It's the first time a man ever stopped me over one of my knit items, and I loved it: he was thinking of his wife and her passions. He wanted to take a photo.
It took a prize at the Orange County Fair last summer. I make them to order. $595, with half down as a deposit. Various other colors can be chosen, too, to truly make it one of a kind.

Here's a larger satchel, which was the division winner at the OC fair a few years ago:

I make these to order, too, but the price is hefty, I admit: $1900.00 You wouldn't believe the work that goes into creating this satchel.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

More Beaded Beauties

More Beauties...everything is for sale. I'm in the process of posting these on Etsy. If you're interested in anything you see, please let me know. Everything is priced well, and is on sale.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mercato dei fiori shawl

It's done...yippee....! I love the colors and design. It just came out a little...small. It's definitely shawlette (or scarf) size, but that's okay: I don't really wear shawls, anyway--I just like to knit them and submit them to the Orange County Fair. This pattern I found confusing, but others weren't confused so I blame me. I always like a lot of written instructions and this one had little. I blocked it but I need to again, to get it to lay flat.

So here it is, my new shawlette. Meet "Flamenco"...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Beaded Beauties

Beading came first. And while I'm obsessed with knitting, I still make jewelry. Some of you have asked to see it in more detail. Here's a beginning. If there's a color you'd like to see, or you want prices, I'll be happy to provide them. Better pics are forthcoming.

The red series, with vintage beads, coral, & Swarovski crystal
From l. - r.: Necklace: $65, charm bracelet: $125, middle Xmas bracelet: $55, bottom coral bracelet $55, cross with Swarovski crystal & gold vermeil: $70

Seaglass, pearls and vintage green crystal
Seaglass necklace $70, freshwater pearl bracelet $45, lampwork & vintage bracelet $45,

The necklace from just above with more detail. $70
Seaglass from the ocean at Corona del Mar, freshwater pearls, silver & vintage crystal

Seaglass with freshwater pearls & vintage beads & silver

Cobalt crystal, silver beads
Cobalt crystal beads, silver beads & silver clasp $55 SOLD

Festive necklace & bracelet with vintage lampwork beads and more
Necklace created with vintage beads and silver $75, double strand vintage bracelet with silver $70

Orange vintage bracelets
On left, vintage beads & silver links $50; on right, vintage beaded bracelet SOLD

Green earrings, mostly vintage beads, some crystal, all silver earwires
Made with vintage beads, Swarovski crystal, pearls & silver wire. All $25/pr except for top right: $35 

Festive bracelets, vintage beads
Left, double strand: $70; top r.: $40; bottom r: $45

Turquoise beads with smoky quartz and gold vermeil beads & clasp

Priority mail: $5; California sales tax: 7.50%; yarn (and other trades) welcome 

Friday, July 1, 2011

A coupla of Gonzales FSOT

In realizing that I have winter coloring (cool colors, blues, purples, reds), I'm trying not to hold onto too many earth toned skeins of my beloved Wollmeise. Here is Gonzales WD, FSOT. Two for $58 or one for $30, including US shipping.