Monday, January 29, 2007

Alpacas and beads

Tomorrow night (Jan 30, 2007) at 10pm EST on the Discovery Channel, the episode of Dirty Jobs with the Alpaca Shearer is on tv!

In other news, since I can't really knit, spinning hurts a bit, and beaded flowers might also hurt, I've been doing some beading. My officemate Svitlana will be happy because she'll get to see more necklaces and jewelry pieces. I've got this piece mostly finished. I just need to get a clasp. Gold or brass or maybe even copper clasp. No silver since silver won't go well with this:

That's a glass cab in the center. The strap is a spiral rope made with size 8 hex beads. I love the hex beads.


Not An Artist said...

That is just stunning!

bethc said...

Too bad you're having so much pain... beautiful necklace!

knitfriendly said...

I hope that your hands feel better soon. I know that this would be hard, but I would take off from knitting/spinning/beading for at least a week or until they feel better. You don't want to permanently damage them. I have a couple of ideas of what you could do in the meantime: -design a top a top down raglan that would be knit in the round (no painful purling!) -read some knitting books on techniques that you are interested in but never have the time to study (you could be our first presenter for our tutorials on Sundays - how about different cast-ons and bind offs?)

This is the longest comment that I have ever posted....sorry. I love your necklace!

ninaclock said...

Have you considered doing some massage and stretching exercises? Your hands are a valuable tool, it's good that you are being careful to take care of them.

Also, are you selling your jewelery? If so, where?

Svetlana said...

Ohhhhh, I'm so jealous! Love it, love it, love it! I've been asking the same question - are you selling? If not, please SELL!