Knitting, beading, so many options! One thing I will say is that it’s a lot less expensive to make “a little purchase” of beads than yarn! Unfortunately, the bead merchants are just as prolific at sending out enticing emails as the knitting industry.
I haven’t really accomplished much lately. I’m knitting a poncho for a friend so feel compelled not to do other knitting with such a large project on my plate. It’s not particularly complicated, just time consuming. More on that in another post.
I’ve been mulling about beading now. I really am inspired to do something unique – hard to do in this day and age! I’ve decided that I need to understand the basic elements of beading so I’ve been reading a lot, and trying my hand at this new art. My problem is – and always has been – that I like to get ahead of myself. I don’t like the tedious practice of learning, instead wanting to jump into the advanced skills. I know it doesn’t work well that way…
Well, I want to share some ideas that I tried but came out rather clumsily. A lot of the beading patterns show rope like chains, so I thought what if I used an i-cord instead of a rope. What if the i-cord had beads in it? I tried placing the beads in different ways on the stitches.
I’ll admit it’s interesting, but I don’t like the end result.
I found a shop on etsy, where the woman knits necklaces, and knits the pieces to look like beads.
It’s interesting. I also saw this old ad/pattern of knitted beading
What’s old is (or can be) new again?
I tried stringing beads along an i-cord, but am not enthralled with this either.
and with a decorative beaded element (on the left)
Luckily I have plenty of time and lots of ideas. And a poncho to keep me busy.