Friday, 23 December 2011

Giving up?

I give up! Ha ha, not give up beading but a project that I am working on - a twisted Herringbone necklace.  I am not abandoning it but just putting it on hold until I am back from Hong Kong on 2nd January 2012.  I could have finished it by today but I am running out of the size 8/o bead and I am flying off tomorrow!  Frustrating!

Anyway, this is what I have done so far:

Isn't it pretty? When it was half way done, I felt that it could be a nice bracelet already.  When it has reached this length, I felt that it could be a nice necklace just by itself.  Well, this is only one part of a necklace which has a focal bead and an interesting ending. I could not wait to see the final result thus was rushing the project hoping that I could get it done before my trip to Hong Kong. Sigh, too bad.

Incidentally, while searching my stash of beading stuff to find a suitable focal bead, I found a box of old earrings which I have kept for more than 20 years. Here are some of them:

All these are clip-ons as that was the fashion then.  They were wore together with heavy shoulder padded clothing. Hmm....may be they will come back in fashion. LOL! 

So chunky. So much gold. So retro.

Hey, they still look good. I think I will wear them again.  But, ouch! my earlobes say no!!!!

(Ps. The average width of each is about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches!)


  1. Peggy, Your project is looking good, looking forward to seeing it finished. Have a great time in Hong Kong over the Holidays.
    Happy Holidays,

  2. wow, peggy, your beading looks more and more complicated! there is a quiet elegance about the colours you have chosen - very nice.

    heavy shoulder padded clothing? o no, don't ever come back. same goes for the unsubtle, unnatural, exaggerated, vampish 80s makeup. lol.