Wednesday, May 7, 2008
If we hadn't aleady put the deposit down on our wedding flowers, I might seriously consider this. No, these aren't real, they're made out of clay. Amazing! I wonder how heavy they are? This would be a great gift for anyone, as they'll never die and look so much like the real thing. Check out DK Designs store for more.
I apologzie for the lack of posts lately. I hate to use the "i'm getting married" excuse, but yeah I'm going to use it this time. Here's a new beauty I just listed in my store, enjoy! I thought the bright colors would be perfect for a Summer afternoon concert, paired with a cute tank top and bright flip-flops.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Speaking of, don't miss the Innovative Bead Expo this weekend in Edison, NJ. I know the fiance is REALLY looking forward to it....hah! I went to one in December and found some really great deals on Swarvoski crystals and Czech glass beads. I will warn you, though, that it can be quite overwhelming!
Here are some pics of the custom-wedding jewelry I just finished. The first is for the bride herself, the second is a possible design for a set of bridesmaid jewelry. Let me know what you think! (And thanks to Nick for taking the pictures, I'm a lucky girl indeed.)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
About two years ago Margaret Wertheim, a science writer, and her twin sister, Christine, came up with the idea of creating a "wooly coastline" to raise awareness and honor the 135,000 miles of reef in their homeland of Queensland, Australia. The "Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef" project was born, and is now on display in New York's World Financial Center's Winter Garden. The project has turned global with participants from all over the world contributing to the ever-growing reef. If you'd like to contribute to the exhibits next installation in London, click here for patterns. To read more about it, check out this NYTimes article or the Institute for Figuring, who are the curators of the exhibit. Best of all, the exhibit is FREE, so if you're in the area make sure to check it out. As a fellow crocheter who enjoys using different types of mediums (like wire!), I'm in love with this project, especially as it communicates an important message about global warming.