Friday, July 15, 2011

FO Friday July 17th

I missed FO Friday last week too, what with being out of town, so I haven't had a chance to tell you about my wire and bead crochet class. It was awesome! We spent about six hours working on our necklaces, alot of that time was spent just trying to decide on what beads we wanted to work with. Making the necklace was actually fairly simple, you thread the beads onto the wire and crochet a chain, moving a bead up into your stitch every once in a while, however close or far apart you want them. The instructor kept saying "there aren't any rules, just do what you like, very freeeform"--that doesn't work for left-brained me, I need structure and patterns to follow lol! Another woman in the group is an accountant and we got a good laugh out of our need for "rules".

I chose a copper colored wire (28 gauge) and red coral chips for my necklace, along with a lot of other red and pink beads. The necklace has 5 strands, and the instructor did all the finishing for me, made the clasp, etc. So here it is....

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It's just the right length for how I like to wear necklaces:

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I wore it to my yarn playgroup last night and someone asked me right off "oh did you crochet your necklace?" I've gotten several compliments on it, which is fun of course. And the store where I took the class has an AMAZING selection of beads, so I bought some more and I hope to be making some more jewelry soon!

Head over to Tami's Amis blog to check out more lovely FO's!

12 comments:

pinkundine said...

Beautiful necklace, you chose stunning colours :) I keep meaning to look into knitting jewellery, some of the results can be so stunning (including yours obviously!)

RugbyMad said...

Wow that is stunning! I had never thought of doing that

Kathleen said...

Wow. You chose amazing wire-and-beads for this, it's beautiful! I may need to try making one...

pentalia said...

Omigosh, that's stunning! I must try this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Calophi said...

Oh wow, it's really lovely! And the many-layered necklaces like that are really popular right now, too.

stephanni :] said...

so pretty! i have a friend that makes these. you guys are so talented! love it. happy fof day. :)

Sandy said...

It turned out great. Had to laugh when you talked about structure vs freeform. Hubby is an accountant, and he calls me a refrigerator cook. I open the fridge,and I cook something. I never follow recipes, and often don't with knitting and crocheting. I have lots of them, and do use them for ideas; though I sometimes force myself to follow the pattern, when trying news stitches etc.

Sam Findlay said...

This is gorgeous, you are so clever! You must make more!!!

Affiknitty said...

Beautiful necklace. It looks wonderful on you. I like the combination of beads you chose. Sounds like a fun class!

SimonSimple said...

I can only agree that the necklace is absolutely stunning. You did an excellent job. Adding beads into knitting or crochet is fun, even more fun is crafting with wire. Can't get over how fab that looks.

Have great weekend.

glor said...

How pretty is your necklace. Love the colors. You did a beautiful job.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous necklace. I love the way it turned out. I would have never thought to crochet with wire.