September 2, 2011

Urban Stripes ~ Finishing Up

What a fun trip this has been. Like a lot of the participants, I'm sad that it is coming to an end. Meanwhile, some people are still stuck in the beginning stages of their ropes and others are to the point of struggling with the invisible join to finish up.

Lori's colors are fabulous, but she still has a ways to go here. Don't you like her version of a safety pin to secure her loop?

Tobie got going and quickly added sections to her clean looking necklace. The crisp colors against a white background make the patterns stand out quite clearly.

Sue claims that she crochets so tight that her rope was never going to make it to 42". She stopped short, made a shorter necklace, changed colors and has started over with the last section; Art Deco to the max with the white, black & blue color combination.

Terri took the time to recombine some of the necklace elements into a bracelet. It makes a very nice piece in her colors. She claims her invisible join is not good, but I think it's quite OK.

Finished Necklaces

Peggy is done and I like her unexpected pop of the pinkish spot color.

Julie opted to finish her necklace as a lariat. Now she's looking for the right Art Bead(s) for the end. This is another of the clean looking light colored necklaces. They are so different from the organic, darker color combinations.

When I have a sufficient quantity of finished necklaces to showcase, I'll do a couple more blog posts to show them off.

For those who asked to join this project long after it was closed to new members . . . I'll think about doing another one in early 2012. However any future string-along's will be based on a purchased pattern set. This one was an experiment to see if it would work with the Internet tools that I had to use. It turns out that it is probably the only way to teach a long, multi-patterned bead crochet rope. Such a critter would never work in a 6 hr. physical workshop.


  1. I see your plan, Judith. You are attempting to make addicts out of us us a taste and then tempting us with the next one. How can we resist??

  2. Sandy9:19 AM

    Will this pattern be for sale for those of us who missed out?

  3. Yes it will, eventually. I'm trying to make an eBook of it now, but have to deal with cataract surgery soon so can't say when.

  4. Sandy7:46 AM

    Good luck with your surgery!