PS3 Fire and Earth Revisited

Rose from a golf course in New Orleans

Rose from a golf course in New Orleans

Butterfly earrings
Butterfly earrings

The first element in Project Spectrum was Fire — orange, red, and pink. February and March, I was knitting on the Sampler Socks (Little Child’s Socks from Nancy Bush, Knitting Vintage Socks). Finished those finally and managed to post about them here on WordTapestry.

I branched out and made some butterfly earrings. The findings were found in a fabric store. Each earring had 1 earhook, 3 headpins, 16 burgundy red seed beads, 6 orange Swarosvki (R) bicones, and 1 fuchsia colored butterfly. Two pairs of needle nose pliers, and I was ready to start making the loops to keep the headpins on the earhook loop. Much chasing of beads in the kitchen later, I had two good tries at earrings. Of course, these earrings aren’t meant to be worn with openwork shawls or beloved sweaters. They catch too much on threads in shirts and necklaces.

I also played with crochet, but the results may end up being someone’s holiday present, so for now, I won’t show you that one. Instead, here’s a rose from a New Orleans golf course, taken in April but definitely part of the element of fire.

The rose also fits in with the second element in Project Spectrum —

Amazonian Sock Draped on a Radiator

Earth. Note: the project I worked on for PS3 were the Amazonian socks and not much else during April and May. I did take photos of lots of flowers and gardens on trips and in the home garden, some of which made it to my flickr account.

5 Responses to “PS3 Fire and Earth Revisited”

  1. 1 rethoryke October 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    another in my series of irrelevant but useful commments: See here for NY Times article about rice cookers. Maybe you will, one day, be able to make yourself some bimbim bap:

  2. 2 Dave Robertson October 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Hi there,

    Thanks for this butterfly earring design, it’s really nice! I first noticed it because you used a number of things we sell…then I realized any of your readers who go shopping for the parts might like to compare prices. We’re usually competitive for stuff like ear hooks, head pins, seed beads, orange Swarovski bicones,
    fuchsia colored butterflies, and even needle nose pliers.

    Sorry I don’t have a bimbim bap recipe for you! 😉

    at Rings & Things

  3. 3 wordtapestry October 3, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Dave,
    I don’t normally upsell any one thing (Amazon vs Borders, etc) when I chose my links. It’s all just random, since wordpress isn’t meant to be for commercial uses. However, it’s nice that you actually read the article and did some of the legwork for the readers.

    Thanks for visiting. Shame about the bibim bap.

    Folks, if you’re interested in making any of the projects I post online, you’re welcome to it. Comparison shop, and figure out the shipping first. I sometimes buy from Fire Mountain, but in the case of the butterflies and bicones, I picked those up at a brick and mortar store when I was shopping for fabric.

    I honestly have no idea about Dave, Rings and Things, and their policies.

  4. 4 sandraraven June 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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