Well hello again! If you've been following my blog, you'll know that my handcrafted gifts this year were crocheted jewelry. Jewelry is completely beyond me and something I had never really attempted before (with the exception of those kits you get as a kid). But the fact these necklaces could be crocheted intrigued me, so I was happy to get started.
Before I show you the pictures, the pattern I followed (for supplies and techniques) can be located here. The pattern calls for metallic thread, but I decided to try it with wire. It produced a similar but different result, and I really love how they turned out. If you're interested in working with wire, I recommend a 28 gauge. I say this because I accidentally picked up a 26 gauge wire in the gold and it was like trying to crochet a paper clip - not recommended! The 28 gauge worked for me, so there you have it :)
Okay, this will be a super long entry due to the pictures, fo brace yourselves!
First, the necklace I made for Nannie, who wanted a brown necklace with a gold chain:
Then there was Oma, who wanted a red necklace with a gold chain:
Cassy wanted a black and white necklace - I had ordered those huge white beads online, not knowing how big they would be, and hadn't planned on using them. Then at the last minute, I decided to see what they'd look like, and I loved it!
Then we have Patti who wanted a purple necklace with a silver chain:
And Aunt Cathy wanted blue and silver:
Next, there was my mother-in-law's necklace (which came as a surprise, so I totally guessed at some color combinations):
And last but not least, my mom's! Who never told me what colors she wanted, so I also just guessed at something. She wore it to church on Christmas Eve, so I guess she liked it :)
That's it! I'll eventually be selling this style of necklace in my shop, but I want to make sure I know what I'm doing first. I'm still inexperienced. But that was that - hope you like them!
Have a Happy New Year, everyone! Enjoy some champagne and wonderful night with friends or family (or both).