Tuesday, October 16, 2007

BFAC and Yarn Pron

This is the first time I've done something like this: participated in the Beading for a Cure effort.

The donut is what I used for a closure, and the second picture shows a close-up of the necklace I made.

I think the auctions are held in March or April, but I honestly don't remember.

The deal is that you sign up, send in your $20, and then get a set of beads: in this case, seed beads in black, white, yellow, orange and red, a focal lampwork bead, some Swarovski crystals, and some white chiclet beads.  You may add ONE ONLY other type of bead (I chose silver-lined dark amber Czech seeds) and all the findings you need, and you have to use at least one of every type of bead in the kit.  

Last year the colours were really pretty, but I have to say that I found this set of beads very much outside my comfort zone: they're neither sludge nor iridescent nor luster-finished nor metallic nor complex in colour (I'm most attracted to ambiguous colours that defy description).  This required more discipline than I usually have to apply to the fun things I do by choice, which is a kinda strange place to be.

And now for some gratuitous Yarn Porn:

I have no idea what this is. It may be merino/silk, or something like that.  It's my usual sportweight-ish 3-ply, and yes, the colour is true.  Hmmm, a little underplied, isn't it?


Spindlers2 said...

Could it be merino and tencel from Bonkers? Looks like it from here (!) and that does have a tendency to come up underplyed.

Charlene said...

Nope, it's silk and something: either merino or cashmere, but I overdyed it so I don;t even have the colour cue to jog my memory. The tencel would have remained white.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful necklaces and yarn pron. Colour me happy.

Anonymous said...

I gave the beads away to the lovely gals I work with. My boss at the yarn store has wee children and I told them I found the orb bead in the forest under a mushroom. His eyes got all big, "wow" he said. he asked if I found more, I told him yes I did.I found 4 amazing beads on the forest floor. I think the are gifts from fairies. "What are they for" he asked. I think (but I'm not sure) they are magic smile makers, everyone who touches them or holds them in thier hand can't stop smiling. He looked up at me with a huge grin on his face.See,I said it's working,your smiling. You are a maker of magic.Love denny.