Monday, September 10, 2007

crocheting with wire



I've just started crocheting with wire and have made a few bracelets and a necklace. Here are some of the bracelets:





The three bracelets on the right were crocheted with 24 gauge Artistic Wire and freshwater pearls or seed beads. I probably wouldn't want to crochet with anything heavier than 24 gauge. Lots of people use 28 gauge, but I wanted a studier bracelet.



I have collected several jewelry crochet books. Crocheted Wire Jewelry is one of my favorites. The instructions are clear and well-written. I like it that several of the projects are unusual and very creative. I especially liked the cube pendant and the earrings made with tiny stitches. Every time I look at the book I get ideas for my own designs. The hairpin lace designs are gorgeous.

2 comments:

Elaine Ray said...

Thanks for stopping by the ArtBeadScene. I took a look at your work - nice! I especially like the wire wrapped donuts.

Good luck to your son in his first year of high school. I know HS can be a tough time for some, but so far it has been a great growing time for our kids.

Thanks again,
Elaine

Leslie said...

Thanks, Elaine. I can't stand to see an unwired donut.

So far HS has been better than expected. This is the third week already.

Leslie