This week I've been playing catch-up -- trying to do the many things I put on hold to engage in wedding preparations. I think it's going to take me a while to actually get back into a normal rhythm.
Before leaving the topic of the wedding entirely, I thought I would just share some photos of a couple of items that I made for myself to wear at the wedding. I crocheted a shawl and a necklace to match my mother-of-the-bride dress.
The necklace I made was very simple. It consisted of five chains crocheted in a mauvy shade of purple mercerized cotton thread embellished at intervals with loops of a bead mix I put together using various glass seed beads, bugle beads, and faceted crystal beads in purple, lavender, smoke, and topaz shades.