Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's Beginning to Feel a lot Like Christmas

It's less than 2 weeks until Christmas and our Merry Christmas Mystery Class is really taking shape! Today was lesson 5. We accomplished more squares than usual, but some were repeats and others were super easy.




The holly was our feature this afternoon. Well, really the holly berries where the feature. You know I love my crystals. I've been working beads and crystals into my needlepoint since the beginning but lately I've been turning up the volume. More crystals and better crystals. I love Swarovski.

The berries are covered in 2mm Swarovski crystals. These crystals are roughly the size of an 11o seed bead, but they are round and have tons of tiny facets on them. So the sparkle is amazing! If I only need a bead here or there or if I plan on alternating beads with stitches, crystals are the way to go.



Since I'm day by day becoming more of a crystal junkie I'll be putting them in the shop very soon for all to enjoy.

Gee what mischief do you think I will get into for the ornament?

I have to confer with Santa on that detail. Meet me back here the Sunday after Christmas and I'll let you know what we decide.

Until then, Merry Christmas.
Ruth

2 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

As usual, very interesting touches!

Are the crystals beads? With a hole in the middle?

I NEED SOME.

Sorry, lost control for a second....

Jane, whose stash needs feeding here in CH (LOL)

Ruth Schmuff said...

The crystals are awesome little beads with holes. Sew them on just like beads. Use them like beads. Love them more than beads :-)

I'll have the full line of colors in the shop to ring in the new year!

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