Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Gift Bead Crochet

The other project I finished this weekend is another Christmas gift.

For purposes of knowing how long it takes to complete certain projects, I kept track of how long each step took. It was a LOT longer than I expected, mostly because this projects was with the smaller 10/0 beads. I really hope she likes it!

Materials:
Silver 10/0 beads
Lime green 10/0 beads
Extra Fine Size 30 crochet thread
Toggle clasp
This is threaded as 4 silver, 2 green repeated 225 times for the necklace and 95 times for the bracelet. I wanted the green to be slightly thicker than the reddish/pinkish one I did since the contrast of colors wasn't as strong this time.

All told, I spent about 7.5 hours threading all the beads. It took about 8 hours to crochet the necklace and about 3 hours to crochet the bracelet.

...and it was probably at least a good 45 minutes to clean everything up when I noticed a mistake in my beads, had to break some off, and apparently broke the thread right along with it. These tiny beads were EVERYwhere, and I didn't know how to fix this midstream since the thread is all on the inside (and you can't risk having a knot show up on the outside somewhere--also, the beads won't move over a knot, even if I tried). Very disheartening. But now it's complete! Phew! Praise the Lord.

11 comments:

  1. Hi! I am a new follower from today's blog hop. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Come check out my new blog hop Thrifty Thursdays.
    Johnnie

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  2. Oh dear.. Maybe you'd argue this at the moment??.. but it looks like it was all well worth the effort! It's beautiful Mindy!! I'd love to try this myself sometime.. maybe AFTER Christmas!! (0; Wishing you blessings and lots of holiday fun in the days ahead! ~tina

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  3. Thank you! I hope you do try it--it's fun! I'd like to say it's worth the effort, but a little part of me always gets nervous that someone won't like it or find use of it. Do you ever get that way with projects? So I'll let you know if her response made it worth it. ;-) ha!

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  4. I always wanting to learn how to do this but hmm never mind ehheh i will learn some other time. I like this it is pretty. You might look my post for Thrifty Thursday about free gift certificates of beads. I am a new follower from Thrifty Thursday blog hop. Hope you can stop by my place. Thanks.

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  5. That is stunning..how can she not like it? Seems like a test of your patience too! Well done.

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  6. It is beautiful! I just don't know how you have the patience for those teeny tiny beads! Good for you!

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  7. Mindy, how beautiful. What a gift of love. I wouldn't know where to begin to do something like this but I would love to learn. Thank you for your sweet comments. Have a wonderful day. Blessings

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  8. It really looks great, Mindy! Maybe after the holidays I will have enough patience to try to crochet with beads again.

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  9. Wow. I am impressed. I have never crocheted with beads. Gonna have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings...

    Johnnie

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  10. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up!

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