Posted in Crochet

A Little Wearable Flower

I’ve crocheted myself a new little ring.  The flower pattern incorporates elements of a circle pattern by Edie Eckman. Last week, I discovered E. Eckman’s work for myself, thanks to a post by MrMaxwellMakes and the WordPress that makes it possible for creative folks to connect and share info and ideas. Her math approach to crocheting is so in synch with how I’ve been looking at it. I looked at a few books of hers and came to a conclusion: I love her work! 🙂

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Wearing blue today feels so right 🙂

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Posted in Crochet, Jewelry

A Necklace

Today, I’ve been thinking – what was my very first crochet project? How did I get interested in crochet?

I remember, at some point, feeling like having a nice and soft and long and delicate necklace that wasn’t metal or plastic 🙂 Then I thought to myself – what if I’d make one using yarn and tiny glass beads…had no idea how though, I’d never crocheted before 🙂

I looked it up online, and sure enough, there were lots of people out there showing how they make crochet thingies. I found a video that taught how to make a bracelet – which was the closest to the picture of a necklace I had in mind 🙂 I was so thankful to the person who took the time to make an instructional video. I can’t remember exactly what video it was, but it was a mom crocheting things for her kids. The process involved crocheting beads onto a foundation chain. I went out a bought some super thin yarn and a crochet hook. My necklace was slightly different – I placed beads within the chain in one step, not onto the chain in a second step, if you know what I mean.

So, my very first crochet project was a tiny necklace, which I could also wear as a bracelet if I wrapped it around my wrist. It fell apart, though, after about two months, as I hadn’t secured the ends well enough for the type of yarn I used.

Here’s my new Shamrock glass bead necklace, which I’ve made using a 3mm crochet hook:Crochet-Necklace-Shamrock

I hope it serves me longer – I’ve used a different technique to secure the ends this time. I like it how it’s so long, soft, and weightless!

Posted in Crochet, Jewelry

Pastel Flower Earrings

Just made a pair of earrings for myself 🙂 I’m going to wear these today, no special reason or occasion. Simply feeling like wearing some pastel flowers and hearts ❤
I thought texturizing the wire would detract, to some extent, from focus on the flower, its natural and soft and nonstiffened look and feel, so I left it smooth.

The flower pattern comes from a book that I have, by Caitlin Sainio,- my favorite these days 🙂 she offers some lovely patterns!