Saturday, 2 October 2010

Georgian Jewels Necklace


The second of the beading projects started in Laura McCabe's class in the Bead Shop, Haddington, has now been finished too. I know I shouldn't be beading (just looking at my to-do list would tell me that!) but seem to be unable to stop myself.

As a reward for a full day's quilting I give myself at least an hour's beading in the evening and who can blame me as the results are so gorgeous. I love the way Laura's projects are broken down into separate elements and then at the end it all comes together and there is that beautiful necklace we all admired so much in her class. Her instructions are so clear that even without her presence it's easy to proceed with what was started in the class and I do find beading ever so morish, just like a box of chocolates or a piece of fair-isle knitting. You want to do a bit more all the time. I'm already eyeing up another of her kits that I bought during the classes!

6 comments:

Terri said...

Oh Wow! You have made a gorgeous necklace. How much time does it take you to make one of these? It looks very complicated. But the results are stunning. Will you be wearing this yourself?
Hugs,
Terri

friedaquilter said...

Thanks so much, Terri, and I started this necklace in Laura's class at the beginning of September, beading on it at home for about an hour or so every day. Laura's instruction sheets are amazingly clear so it's relatively simple to finish it at home. If you ever have a chance to take a class with her, I highly recommend it!

friedaquilter said...

And yes, I will wear it myself. I made it short so it doesn't dangle down and can't get caught up when I'm sewing. Now I just need the perfect occasion!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Frieda, it is gorgeous and so matches the bracelet, more than I realized. I truly understand how you needed to finish this and I think it totally works as a reward from working diligently on your quilts! Love this!
xo lenna

Terri said...

Hello Frieda,
I checked out Laura's class schedule (as I am going to be in England the second half of October), but alas, I just miss her there. I see she is in the U.S. often too, so I will keep an eye out for her.
Don't wait for a special occasion to wear it...YOU are the special occasion!
Hugs,
Terri

friedaquilter said...

Don't forget I would love to meet up if you should find yourself near Edinburgh, Terri and if so, I promise to wear the necklace as that would be a real special occasion!

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