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From Bangles to Cabochons

Wednesday, April 4, 2013
Opening my email box on Monday proved to be quit exciting as the cover of my new book and galley for the interior was waiting for me! I've spent these last two days going over each word with a magnifying glass to make sure there will be no errors upon publication. I wish I could post an image of the cover here and now because I love it. But alas, one word needs to be removed so I will resist temptation and keep you in suspense a little while longer!

Even though I spend intense days on the computer, I always make time to crochet. Although it took me 3 days to load up the size 11-0 seed beads for Little Dots & Spirals bangle bracelet,
 it was gratifying to bead-crochet it in just two evenings.
 I won the pattern from Linda Lehman in the 2012 contest over at The Bead Crochet 
Exchange on Ravelry  
and it is quite an amazing design. I once commented
to Linda that her designs are so complex that she
must have a brilliant mind. She replied by saying that
"even the ideas for designs that dwell in my head are
a little scary for me sometimes." LOL!
I also got an inspiration when i came upon a cabochon in of all places, a drawer marked "cabochons" and
decided to make one more sample for my class at Chain Link 2013: "Crocheting with Cabochons." It's made with dichroic glass, beads and Kreinik metallic threads.






Check out all the other crochet classes that will be taking place at the Knit and Crochet Show in Indianapolis in July here:

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