There have been many things going on in the family this winter which have cut into the time I spent in my studio. Winter is usually a very productive time for me. The cold weather and the inability to work in the garden gives me lots of studio time. But, this year I haven't accomplished much. Our lives are settling down now and so I had the time to finish a necklace that I started in January. My friend Kathy, who owns Bead Soup in Savage Mill, showed me how to do this variation on the Dutch spiral stitch. It's a fun stitch to work, requiring just enough concentration to keep it interesting!
The colors I chose were frosty, wintery colors reflecting both the weather we were having at the time and, to a certain extent, my mood. Gray, white, black and cool sage green spoke of what I was seeing out my window. Many of you know that I'm a lover of bright colors, but sometimes the softness of a winter palette is soothing. The next time I make one of these necklaces I'll be using my beloved brights!
I'll leave you with a close up of the necklace. Enjoy your day, do something creative and thanks for visiting!