A couple of days ago I picked up a copy of Jewelry Stringing (one of Interweave Crochet's
sister publications). What I found were pages and pages of beautiful and simple
bracelets, necklaces, and jewelry that would certainly complement my current
and future crochet wardrobe. Yes, I am now adding both handmade jewelry
projects as well as crochet garments to my queue. Here are just a couple:
|Clockwise: Siegel's bracelet, Spread Your
Wings, Chamomile Cardigan
The Chamomile Cardigan by Doris Chan is the
perfect sweater for a relaxing day at home or going out to lunch with friends.
The lacy, organic nature of the broomstick fabric is at the same time rustic
and elegant. I have never made an entire garment in broomstick lace, and this
cardigan is an ideal beginner project.
This beautiful cardigan jumped to the top of
my crochet queue the minute I saw Spread Your Wings by Stephanie Larosa. This
necklace is a great complement to the Chamomile Cardigan. Featuring a laser-cut
wood bird and an assortment of teal glass beads, I think this piece carries its
own rustic elegance. And for a new jewelry maker, like me, the instructions
look pretty easy. And, of course, I couldn't resist Erin Siegel's bracelet with
its tiny nest charm and wooden beads.
||Clockwise: Post's earrings, Cupcake Sweater, Frost on
the Leaves, Tuscany Tank Dress
I am also in love with Anne Vaughan's Frost
on the Leaves necklace; I think it might be the bow. Wouldn't this be beautiful
matched with the Tuscany Tank Dress or perhaps the Tunisian lace Cupcake
Sweater? This is a necklace I could make in several colors and wear for special
occasions or to add a touch of that special occasion to my every-day-wear. And
you can't forget earrings. I'd probably make something like Donna Marie Post's
simple dangle earrings.
And I have to find a crochet project to pair
with the Fiji Filigree Set by Chloe Chatenever. I know several people who would
love the striking pink and green color palette. This beautiful set is from Jewelry Stringing's "beading
on a shoestring" department, so maybe this would be the perfect project
for a gift that wouldn't break the bank.
|Fiji Filigree Set
I see a couple pairs of pliers and a few
jewelry findings joining my crochet hooks and yarn in the very near future. Subscribe to Jewelry
Stringing today and learn to create jewelry to complement your
own crochet garments.
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