Penny recently wrote a post about using different yarns and hooks and the effects it has on the finished item:
Without setting out to I have sort of done the same thing this week with a bracelet. I started off with this pattern thinking that it would make a good bracelet:
It did but the added chain along the edge REALLY didn’t work (you are going to have to trust me on this because I ripped it back before taking any pictures!)
I thought that adding beads would be good but unfortunately the wire that I had used was a bit too thin (0.2mm) so the beads would over power it. So I went to my wires and choose this thick wire:
I liked it and but wanted to try it in the silver wire that I use most often in my jewellery:
So here you have it. The same bracelet in three different widths of wire using the corresponding appropriate hook.
The initial green (bottom) was made with 1mm hook and 0.2 mm wire.
The silver wire (middle) was made with a 3mm hook and 0.35 mm wire.
The dark green one (top) was made with a 5mm hook and 0.5mm wire.
Proof (as if you need it) that what applies to yarn also applies to wire! Which is your favourite? As I went along each one surpassed the other as my favourite.
Do you think any of them would work as a necklace?
Before I head over to Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else has been up to this week I just wanted to share some earrings that I made on Thursday night during creativesunite (you pledge to craft for an hour). I think this is a great idea as it gets me off this and busy doing what I should be doing – do come and join in if you can. Anyway here they are:
Not bad for one hours work? What could you do in an hour? Fancy giving it a go?
Now come and join me over at Handmade Harbour and have a look at some of the wonderful blogs over there.
Have a good week.:)