Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Think Spring!

I love spring.  The world seems to be bright, everything is blooming and starting over again.  It makes a girl's mind turn jewelry!!

And with my mind on new jewelry, I've recently posted two new jewelry tutorials on my Hubpage.

The first is this Beaded Ribbon Necklace.  Using 48 inches of ribbon and your favorite beads, you can make a fresh fashion statement and bring new life to your spring wardrobe!  And who doesn't want that?

Number 2 - This Etched Plexiglass Bracelet is one of my favorite projects!  I love wearing this bold bracelet, and have gotten a lot of compliments on it.  I'll admit, this is a more advanced project and it helps to have some drawing experience.  But the results are well worth the work you put into it :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

New FREE Knitting Pattern: Back & Forth Cowl

Just in time for the new year, I've posted a new knitting pattern!  My Back & Forth Cowl pattern is posted on as a pdf download.  You can also use the link to the right under my FREE Knitting Patterns (please let me know if these links do not work).

This colorful cowl was designed using slipped stitches and knit stitches to look like a woven textile. Similar to my Reindeer Tracks Cowl pattern, this cowl was created to show of the changing colors of variegated yarn but would also look wonderful in a solid color. This pattern is easy and appropriate for beginners who are familiar with knitting in the round and slipped stitches. This cowl would also look great made with bulky weight yarn!

This pattern is shown as a long cowl that can be doubled around the neck for a snug fit (about 36 inches in length). However, the pattern includes instructions for knitting a shorter draping cowl, or making it longer for a looser doubled cowl.

Hope you enjoy this new pattern.  Let me know what you think!