So, Sweet Dreams is off the needles and off the blocking pins. A lavishly beaded, semi-circular shawl, here's what she looks like close up:
I used HandMaiden's silk-and-sea silk blend in their chocolate color. This luxury yarn has a sinuous drape and a sleek hand. Though not inexpensive, it was a joy to work with.
I always choose the finest fiber I can find, for nothing is more valuable than my time. If I invest my many hours, I want the product to be heirloom quality. This is.
Notice the beads. They're not glass. Those are real garnets. Talk about heirloom . . .
Next post I'll speak of beading and the challenges those garnets gave me.