I have been continuing along the theme of circles this week and made a knitted necklace from wire. For those of you who don’t follow my facebook page here is the inspiration:
This came from one of the Jewellery Magazines given to me by Joanne Scrace.
I started off making all the individual rings (well strips to make into rings later):
As always I used the beads that I had to hand (red and clear). I used silver wire 0.35mm thick and 2mm DPN’s. In total I made ten strips (5 of each colour). I then simply made them into circles, interlocking them with each other as I went.
As I was using the materials I had to hand, the clear beads were not quite as big as the red. This meant that the clear beaded strips came out a bit smaller than the red. I don’t think this matters too much and makes a bit of a design feature. What do you think?
In the future I am going to only use quality beads. There is a difference and they are so much nicer to work with. There is a beading fair near here on Sunday and despite it being Father’s Day I have the all clear to go (I cannot tell you how excited I am!).
As always I love to hear your comments – are there any alterations that you would make?