"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Crystal Bangle

I have spent this weekend getting ready for NaBloPoMo, among other things. Last time I did NaBloPoMo I didn't find out about it until the day it started. So I just plunged in. This time I've got time to plan.


Coming up with something to write every day is not easy. So I've been researching blog memes and whatnot to fall back on when I draw an absolute blank.

I have also finished this bracelet.

It is a birthday gift for my sister-in-law Diane.

 We had a party for her last night.

It's the pattern Crystal Bangles by Gwen Fisher and Florence Turnour.

It was pretty easy to do because it's a simple netting stitch.

I used 4mm AB Crystal firepolished crystals, size 11 AB white-lined seed beads, and size 15 seed beads in opaque tan and color lined dark antique gold.

 I used 6-lb crystal Fireline for the thread.

 She loved it

That makes me happy. I never know if someone is going to like the jewelry I make them or not.

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. What a wonderful gift! Beautiful bracelet!

  2. Just another NaBloPoMo participant (and knitter!) stopping by to say hello and wish you well. I also knit with beads, but so far I've just incorporated them in scarves and shawls, etc.

    Good luck with November!