I made a little gift for my colleague. I hope she'll like it, because it wasn't my favorite technique. She wanted a bracelet in petrol, I used swarowski pearls, seed beads 6/0 and added a silvercolored accent. I made a buttonring too, to go with the bracelet.
What do you think about it?
I like it.
Love the colors you chose.
KatrienV: because it wasn't my favorite technique
I've done this stitch twice now 1 bracelet and a pair of earrings. The first time I swore I'd never do it again! But as time passed I got an idea to do some earrings. So, I guess the saying never say never is true 'cause I went ahead and did it again. But I don't think I'll be repeating it anytime soon.*L*
I'm sure your she'll love it. You did a beautiful job.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
southwest Texas USA
Bonjour, Katrien! C'est moi, Mdle Val! Comment va tu?
It reminds me of ice skating on a frozen pond in winter; so pretty cool!(no pun intended, lol) Ik ben Nederlens, nu leren! How was that?(g) Karin will probably appreciate it, too! I've noticed Dutch is somewhat similar to German. In German, "I" is "Ich."
Tot ziens nu!
I really do like this bracelet, i have said for a while now that i really need to learn how to knit. this makes me want to learn evev more.I want to be ale to do something like this
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how very pretty Katrien, if i was that colleague i would be over the moon so happy about such a cool gift.
Did she get it allready and liked hopefully so much?
How did you make that ring, or how did you attach it? like surrounding a bezel? i can just guess, havent tryed something like that yet.
May the beads be with you!
Love it - it's perfect and the colour is gorgeous. Like the ring as well. What is the "technique" you refer to as I can't tell how it is made and would like to try something similar. Lucky colleague!
She was very glad with the bracelet and ring! Here is the technique: http://www. fusionbeads. com/ Anemone
So no knitting involved Niwas!
For the ring I used a button http://www.bricolart.com/index.php/fr/perles/perles-en-bois/perles-en-bois-brut/perle-bois-cabochon-rond-20-mm-bois-brut.html which I surrounded with beads and glued onto a metal ring.
Val, you're doing great with the Dutch
Hallo, Katrien! en dank u! I think it's a blast to learn another language. Just can't figure out the proper Dutch spelling for Miss. Help?
Miss? Like the female opponent of Mister? If so, that's 'juffrouw' or 'mevrouw'
Ja! Dank u! So, in Dutch, I would be Juffrouw Val. (I'm assuming you pronounce the "j" like a "y.") This is fun! I bet you like to read your own language, too.
Hallo juffrouw Val,
Hoe gaat het met je? What's gone into you lately, Val? Who's teaching you all this Dutch? English friends of mine always refer to Dutch as Hurdey Gurdey language but I think that's more like Danish. Do you speak Danish as well?
Groeten van Karin.
P.S. Lovely set, Katrien. I had a look on the internet how to make this kind of bracelet and I can understand why it's not your kind of technique. But the bracelet is truly lovely.
Ahhhhhh! It's a secret! But it's fun learning! Nope, don't know Danish...yet. I speak Russian, some French, a little German, a little Ashanti and Swahili, and now I'm learning Dutch! Cool, huh? It's only fair I learn your language.
Katrien, I like your anemone bracelet very much, very rich looking. We did a similar one here in a class, but a bit easier as it had a 1" lampwork bead strung in the center of the initial string of beads. Then when adding anemones across it, it only filled up to the lampwork and then continued on the other side. Our instructor suggested longer "legs" on the anemones and we put tiny lucite flowers and drops onto the ends. So it wiggles a bit, maybe more like some other sea creature. But I like your version of it a lot, and I'm glad the recipient loved it too. Donna
If you're not married, you would be 'juffrouw Val', otherwise it is 'mevrouw Val'. And yes, the 'j' is pronounced like the 'y' in you. It's fun to see that someone wants to learn the language, but for me it's not really necessary to be talked to in Dutch, I knew this was an english speaking forum when I subscribed . And it gives me a good opportunity too to practice my english. But go on if you like it!
I know, but for me it's fun to learn other languages. And, as I found out again last night, a lot of people really like it when you've taken the time to learn their language. You probably saw my post about running into the Russian lady. It gives me so much pleasure to make someone else happy, even if it's just speaking a few words to them in their own language. I know this is a English speaking forum, but still.....it's fun to maybe make things a little bit easier for someone to whom English might not come so easy to. Plus I'm a sponge when it comes to learning! I just soak it right up! So As I'm going along I may throw some Dutch or French in there for your entertainment, every so often. Just hope I don't start in one language and finish in another; I've been known to do that!