Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Getting ready for some celebrations

I just can’t believe that it’s nearly August already can you? The year is speeding by. August is always a busy month for me, not to mention a spendy one, as we have lots of birthdays in the family this coming weekend. It means a fabulous big rowdy get-together and delicious food cooked by my lovely sister. We’ve a wedding at the end of the month in North Wales too, so that will involve a trip into town to search for a new outfit. I’ve hardly bought a thing since I finished work two years ago – being at home all day means being casually attired, but a church wedding gives me an excuse to splurge and another excuse for sporting a feathery nonsense on my head!

Thinking about celebrations seems to have translated into my beadwork this week. My ‘Mardi Gras’ necklace is a wild explosion of fringe in a riot of colours. I used a finger weaving technique for this, something I’ve not tried before. The clear button that I’ve used as a fastening allows the colours to show through so that it blends in nicely.

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