Sep. 25th, 2009

mellicious: pink manicure (spring flowers)
You can probably tell, if you've been paying attention to all these jewelry pictures I've been posting, that I'm in sort of an experimental phase of things. Last year I was just happy to string things on wire, but that got boring fast, so this year I've been taking classes and playing with other things.

So here's the latest experiment:

I've been calling it my hippie necklace. It's not the most spectacular thing I've ever made, by any means, but I am sort of unreasonably pleased with it. I have not crocheted anything since, like, 1974 - seriously - but it came back to me, at least enough to do a plain ol' crocheted chain-stitch. I saw this technique on Beads, Baubles & Jewels; they were doing a bracelet but I immediately got more ambitious. I bought a small crochet hook and some Aunt Lydia's crochet thread in variegated holiday colors - don't ask me why - and got to work. It only took me a few minutes to be able to make a tolerably presentable chain. (All you do is you thread the beads on first and then just crochet them right into the chain.)

(Other supply notes: the biggest green beads there are resin - that is to say, plastic - from Happy Mango Beads. I love those beads. Also, have you noticed my cute backgrounds in my jewelry pictures lately? They're scrapbook paper. I've been gradually amassing a little collection of it as I see things I like.)

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