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Crystal Farm

 Day 2.          24th April       PHOTOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE DAY     3KCBWDAY2

Welcome to Crystal Farm. As you can see it is an upmarket farm with highly decorated features such as the bridge (a knitted beaded cuff). It even has crystals embedded in the fences around the fields (bracelets and necklaces) and the tractor has decorative wheels (earings). The farm is well positioned with a waterfall (crocheted necklace) leading to a river and then a lake (my toe hat!). This means that the land (my knitted poncho) is very fertile giving rise lots of beautiful flowers (rings). Just look out for the troll – he is not so decorative!

Does this count as being creative?

 I would never use the word creative to describe myself, many others but not that. I can make a tune with the recorder, piano and clarinet but only if I have got the music there. I can knit a jumper if I follow a pattern and I can make a cake if I follow the recipe. Are getting the gist? I simply do not make things up for myself I maybe adjust things a bit by changing the colour of yarn or beads used which is what I have done in the pieces of jewellery that I have made so far but that doesn’t count as being creative – does it?

The last bit that I have made was following a pattern but it wasn’t intended to be used as jewellery. Here it is:

 (Sorry about the photo, I will try to put a better one on Flickr later. ) I have called it Picot Arch Necklace as the pattern I used is an edging named Picot arch edging. I basically followed the pattern but added some beads in as I went. So is this being creative or not – please let me know your thoughts.

I thought that this pattern would make a good tiara for a wedding if you turned it upside down like this:

I would obviously have to use thicker wire so it would hold its shape – oh and different beads. Once I have been online and bought a band (oooh goody, more shopping : ) ) I shall have a go. Will let you see once I get around to it.