April 24, 2015

Rose Beads + Fibre Arts

I have come up with a number of ways to marry rose petal beads with the fibre arts.

Stitch markers in brass; copper; and nickel, brass, and copper that you can wear as earrings or use to count knitted stitches.

rose bead stitch markers
Stitch markers you can wear in a cluster as a pendant.

stitch marker necklace
Earrings in sterling silver that you can use as stitch markers.

A bracelet whose beads slide to let you count up to 15 rows of knitting to keep track of a pattern.

counting bracelet for knitting
Orifice hooks with handles made of rose petals to let you thread a spinning wheel.  Also plain hooks of copper and recycled sterling silver.  It turns out I like hammering metal, I will have to find excuses to do more of that in the future.

orifice hooks
I plan to sell these tomorrow at Powhatan's Festival of Fiber in Powhatan, Virginia.

Oh, and this is what the simple, basic drop spindle kits look like.

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