Just before Easter I treated myself to a new craft book.
The Beaded Edge by Midori Nishida
This is a new thing for me, I have messed about adding a few beads on a crochet pot I made but never like this and with such thin thread.
As I have a drawer full of beads and lots of various crochet threads I didn't have to buy anything.
So far I have attempted those below and am fairly pleased with them.
The problem is that I crochet as I knit, with the yarn flicking over the crochet hook as in knitting and not as it is usually shown with the yarn in the left hand. It's quite tricky to do this with my usual method of crochet so I have had to persevere and do it the right way. I'm getting there.
The purple one looks fabulous on the crazy patchwork notebook cover that I am in the middle of and I can see lots of these on future patchwork.
I've added the organza flowers and a bit more beading and the purple edge is on the bottom, not yet sewn it on but see how great it looks.
Please enlarge for a closer look.
If you've got the time and like doing fiddly tiddly work I recomment that you have a go.
They really are so pretty.