This week I have been working on two more designs that follow on from last weeks necklace:
If you look very carefully you can see that at the back I have crocheted a piece without beads. It is still a tube shape so this week I wondered whether it would work in wire. With wire you can usually see the stitches quite clearly and so could be quite intricate.
To start with I used some very fine copper wire with a 3.5mm hook. In order to keep the shape I worked around a knitting needle in the same way that I did for the above.
I was working on this with Joanne Scrace (the very esteemed designer – have you soon her latest design? It is fabulous and made the top ten patterns on ravelry this week. Do take a peek as even if you don’t crochet you will not be disappointed I promise.) She suggested threading ribbon through the middle. I was really taken with this idea as it not only solves the whole ‘how do I fasten it together debate, but also will probably create the perfect back drop to show the stitches off.
So what do you think?
This last one is a bit bigger than the copper one as I used slightly thicker wire and a larger hook. The main difference is the size of the stitches as the circumference is very similar. They both fit on the same sized knitting needle.
Those of you who have seen my last post you will know that I am on a journey in an attempt to be able to decent photographs. Unfortunately I have been unable to get anything like a clear shot of the green one ‘in situ’. I also seem to have misplaced my white ‘model’ which is a little annoying!
A plus with this design is that there are many colour combinations so personal preferences can be accommodated. As can matches for outfits. What combination would you choose?
Now as always I am heading over to handmade harbour to see what everyone else has been up to this week. It seems to be the perfect thing to do on this cold, cold evening. Why don’t you join me?
Hope everyone has a great week xx