Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Finished Object--beads and handspun

Last spring, I blogged about beads. I had a lovely skein of single-ply handspun and a tube of beads, and I put them all together to make a shawl.

At the end of every row, I placed a bead. At first I used a crochet hook, but the handspun has delicious variation in the strands, and the hook didn't always work well. I soon switched to using a small piece of wire to place the bead on the stitch.

This shawl used over 600 beads. This was the project that might have broken my bead habit. I haven't beaded a thing since.

The finished product is sensational. I love this shawl. It gets a lot of wear!

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