Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Needlepoint Bracelets

When I'm not knitting (given how much I talk about it, it's probably tough to believe there are times when I'm not knitting!), I really like to needlepoint.  Needlepoint is a good outlet for my compulsive attention to detail because it gives me something concrete to focus on rather than obsessing about all of the uncertainties of life.

Lately I've been addicted to these needlepoint cuff bracelets.  They're a quick project and have proven to be a good use for all of those scrap threads that are left over after other projects.  Some even have added accents, like the blue stone in the striped bracelet below, but I actually think I like the ones best that just show off a fun fiber--like the metallic threads in the butterflies below or the nubby ones in the "sushi" bracelet--or a novelty stitch--like those in the striped bracelet.

I've accumulated quite a collection of these bracelets, and I get tons of compliments every time I wear one.   Here are some of my favorites.

4 comments:

  1. YOU SHOULD SELL THESE!!!!! They are so lovely=0)

    Have a great day,
    xoxo,
    Carol

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  2. Lovely texture to these. I like the blue stone embellishment, too.

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  3. Where do you get your cuffs finished?

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  4. Beautiful! I did a lot of beadwork when I was younger and this seems a beautiful and natural progression...my eyes can't take the size 22's anymore but this is doable...so many interchangeable patterns and designs...thanks for sharing!

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