Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ocean Bracelet

This pretty bracelet has colors that remind me of the ocean and being on the beach. The finish on the beads is like seaglass, to add to the beachy feeling. 
Materials: 6 colors of briolette beads, small clear seed beads, beading wire, crimp beads, lobster clasp, bent nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Cut a piece of wire several inches longer than your wrist. Thread a crimp bead, the clasp, and then back through the crimp bead. With the pliers, crimp it to secure the bracelet. 
Begin stringing the beads. Hide the end of the wire as you go. I strung mine from light to dark, then back to light. I also strung five of each of the six colors. 
When you have finished stringing, finish off the end with the other part of the clasp like you did in the beginning. 
Make three other strands following the same method. 
All finished!
Enjoy this bracelet this summer!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lacy Infinity Scarf

This pretty scarf will be great for spring with the light lace and soft color. 
I used 2 skeins of Patons Metallic in Burnished Rose Gold with size 9 circular needles. 
Co 250, long tail. Join without twisting. 
Row 1: *k2tog, yo* repeat to end
Row 2: p all sts
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 4". 
K every row for 6.5". 
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 1". 
Bo loosely in purl. 
Fasten off, and weave in ends. 
The finished scarf is 11.5" x 60". 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pearl and Crystal Earrings

These sparkly earrings will look great for a night out! They're super easy, and take about ten minutes!
Materials: two focals (mine are from Michaels), 4mm pearls, headpins, kidney ear wires, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Thread a pearl onto a headpin, bend, and trim. Wrap the loop, and before closing, attach to the focal, then close. 
Repeat until you have five pearls for each earring. 
Attach a kidney wire to the pearl and crystal focal. 
Repeat for the other earring. 
All finished!
Wasn't that fast and easy for such a pretty result?
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Turquoise V Stitch Scarf

This pretty infinity scarf is super quick and looks great!
I used one skein of Simply Soft in Pagoda with an I hook. 
Ch 31
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next ch, * sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch; repeat from * across to last 2 ch, dc in last ch, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Dc, ch 1, dc; in each ch 1 sp across to last ch 1 sp, dc in ch 3 sp of turning ch, ch 3, turn
Repeat row 2 until the scarf is your desired length, or until you have run out of yarn. 
Fasten off, sew ends together, and weave in ends. 
All finished! The finished scarf is 7"x 78". 
Xoxo, Alyssa