This week, in an attempt to get my focus back I started out on some variations of granny squares as they had been successful for me in the past. My first attempt was coming along well, especially when I saw that I had found a new flower:
It measured about 10cm so I stopped and undid it. One of the ‘pleasures’ of crocheting is that it is easy to rip back. Unfortunately this does not apply to wire. It takes as long to undo wire as it does to make it in the first place! (maybe even a bit longer.)I did go on to make another one, shortening the chains but will save that for another project as I quickly moved onto another project.
This time another granny square with a different flower in the centre.
I used 0.3mm purple wire for the central flower and then went on to make the rest of the granny square in thinner gold wire (0.2mm) for a contrast. I was really pleased with this (Yay 🙂 ). I think this will make a great pendant on its own as well with some smaller gold wire flowers added in which I in the process of doing. I also think that this makes an unusual bracelet:
Thanks to everyone over at Handmade Harbour for your really encouraging remarks last week. These, along with your great blogs really helped me to not give up and therefore produce these. 🙂 If you are unaware of the great party over at Handmade Monday which is stuffed full of inspirational people who write great blogs, do follow me over there for a good browse.