Another of the chunky, asymmetric cut agates but this time in a deep bottle green. The last one was set in black but this stone didn't require such a dark frame.
There's quite a few of these in various sizes so I'm aiming for a necklace, design currently undecided :-)
It doesn't look like I've done much, does it? But those 2 rounds (still unfinished) have taken longer than I'd imagined.
This one is a personal project that I suspect will be a WIP for sometime if only because of the scale. I also have to wait for the right yarns to come along (it's a colour thing). Talking of yarn, I'm having a little clear out which is very cathartic (maybe I should try it with the WIP's)!
And as a total contrast, just look at this crazy piece of sandstone found this week. The weather has been beautiful here and there's been a little beach combing session or two: mostly wood. I'm more than looking forward to incorporating it eventually, excited even. Not quite enough hours in the day yet.
A new brick: a little small but I thought the deep russet colour would contrast well with the light green cotton. It was finished last night during a mini S'n'B session, much fun :-)
There was even time to start work on this beautiful piece of Ocean Jasper:
A WIP at present because I think it needs to be a pin in which case there's a little shopping required.
A little WIP in that beautiful orange cotton I acquired recently.
You can see how small it is so you can also work out just how little time I have to experiment at the moment. Frustrating, yes, but also exciting to have so many ideas yet to hit the hook.
To get so far with a piece only to be unhappy with it is a bit soul destroying. There aren't enough hours in the day to be ripping such large pieces but rip it I will!
It was destined to cover a yellow brick but it's not a happy fit. However, this little blob of colour picks up the slack. Teal and red, lovely combination.
And I've found the perfect foil for that beautiful blue agate: bottle green.
This tumbled polished sapphire is sitting quite nicely in that vintage yarn nest. I've decided that this one is a necklace or at least, I'm aiming for that.
It may take a good few days to get to the end of that though!
Another beach combing session with a little pairing up afterwards:
This beautiful piece of wood invited itself home with me too. It will make a unique bracelet eventually as it's drying out as I type:
On the crochet front I'm using the tumble polished sapphire this evening. Not with the brown shown in that post but with a very pretty cappuccino coloured vintage yarn from my recent purchases. There's very little of it but an excellent match for the speckles within the deep blue.
Full spectrum rainbow love today! My new yarns made it possible so it had to be :-)
This is actually a fun little test piece for a much bigger project. It's a long held concept that's never made it into the real world but at least now, I know I can do it.
Best stick to maquette size though for now.
The new yarns have all arrived and it was this golden orange that I snapped up first.
That's one of the tektite pieces I've used with it as the contrast of colours is simply beautiful. So far, I've stuck to using only one colour in each piece. This one, however, has had me tempted to include black too. As it's still a wip, it may yet end up with a colour change.
As the days get longer and the weather more pleasant here in the UK, it's becoming harder to find the time to crochet, much as I want to. Not least as I have so many new colours to play with!
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