Yes, you read that correct, my next project began with a simple old Granny Square. It occurred to me that I spent last week working on diamonds which are actually just squares so I flicked through a book and found this one:
This is my attempt in cotton:
I obviously didn’t block!
And this is it in wire:
With this being very dainty, (and for a bit of a change) I decided to make several of these wire granny squares (it is a square honest!) and turn them into a bracelet:
I hope that you can see that between each one is a simple pearl bead.
Your advice please:
For those of you with extra beady(!) eyes you will see that I have not put any findings on yet. That is simply because I am not sure what to use yet. I have chunky ones that will look a bit out of place. I did toy with the idea of just using a bead and a loop but am unsure. What would you use?
And for the future:
I have been playing around with the wire granny squares and had a go at adding beads and also doing it in slightly thicker wire. This still needs some work on but here is what I have done so far:
I thought that I may do something along these lines and use it as the ‘feature’ square in the wire bracelet and put the smaller, thinner wire squares around for the band. What do you think? I always get such good feedback from everyone over at Handmade Monday so a huge thanks to you all. I find your help invaluable.
Ps: I did comment on everyone’s blog post over at Handmade Harbour last week although I seemed to have trouble getting some of them published. I am sorry if that was you – I am hoping that things will go a bit smoother this week. I do so love reading about what you are all up to.