Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I was too lazy this morning to take Ms. Fred off my hoop. :-) But it shows all the new stitching I got in so I figured it would be ok. :-)

My new Trollbead bracelet is just like a Pandora type bracelet. You buy a chain and then spend tons of money filling it out. :-) Trollbeads are from Denmark. I bought the bracelet with a clasp and five silver beads and then purchased handcrafted lampwork beads from various shops on Etsy to fill it out for now as they were less expensive than the Trollbead branded lampwork.

I went with an octagonal K's Creations rug frame. I would have loved a better one but I'm still not sure how long my rug hooking career will last. I would love one though with a secondary tightening system like a Townside or a Snapdragon. Someday maybe. :-)

11 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice progress on the Mrs. Interesting about the Troll Beads. I think that kind of thing is so cool! And the octagonal frame -- sounds like a good bet to me! That's the one I was admiring back in the days I thought I would hook. Maybe I still will someday...

Gladys Creativa said...

Beautiful stitch and beautiful blog!

Alice said...

The stitching looks great. What is the bracelet made of? It sounds like something I could get into, but I have allergies to metals and don't wear a lot of jewelry. I have an antique bead bracelet that I got in Kenya that I can wear....Maybe I could just buy the beads and string them up on something that won't give me hives.

Dianne said...

Lovely! You're moving right along with this one :)

Karen said...

Looking good!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Margie ~
Thanks for filling me on the Trollbead bracelet!
I hope the frame works well for you.
Pug hgus :)
Lauren

Nicki said...

It's looking fantastic - I love this chart :)

I have a Pandora bracelet and absolutely love it!

Jan said...

Ms Fred is looking great, Margie. I just love this pattern. I am envious of your rug hooking, I hope you stay with it,and show us many lovelies in the future!

Siobhan said...

Nice progress, Margie! I will have to look into those lampwork beads. I got a Pandora bracelet for Mother's Day (in March in Ireland) and all I can think of is that I could buy a nice cut of linen for the price of one of the beads!! Plus, I'd rather buy from an artist than a company. ;)

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Marsha said...

I have an addiction to Trollbeads myself. I love the colors and brightness of them. I would buy a bead or two (or three) with every pay check. They make me happy.