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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crocheted Necklaces

Recently, I have been making crocheted jewelry because it is easy to travel with some thread, scissors, and a hook. My daughter and I saw some real diamond jewelry that was similar to the lay out of this one for thousands of dollars. I thought, why not make a thread version. So this is what I came up with
Each of these three flowers are doubled (flower on top of flower) which gives them a 3-d effect) The picture really doesn't do justice. In person , they really sparkle!
I bought a box of beads at an estate sale, so I decided to mix different shades of pink to make this 3-tiered necklace. Again, it sparkles much better in person. I wanted you to just get the concept of mixing crocheted thread with beads.
This pin-on  flower is by far my most favorite. I bought this sweater for my friend on her Birthday. Her personality really shines. The crochet thread is exactly the color and texture of the sweater. I sewed on a multi-faceted glass ball that looks like silver mercury glass. This too, shines in person better than in this picture.
I won't make this one again! I like it very much, but the measuring and balancing was no fun. The middle of this flower has a very old rhinestone pin that shines a mile away. This necklace looks great, however it was just an experiment of mine. I don't have patterns I just make them up as I go along. I am sure a common flower pattern could be googled if you are interested in making one.
Here is another view of the same necklace from above.
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4 comments:

  1. Anything you make always puts a smile on my face! I always look forward to your new creations. :)

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  2. Dear A.D.D. crafter,
    Thanks for viewing! I have been unbelievably busy these days and Sarah informs me that I need to post more; so I will try.
    Keep on smiling :)!!!!

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  3. Absolutely love the flower with the rhinestone pin! So pretty.

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