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knit-errant
06-24-2006, 03:42 PM
Ok so it's not quite knitting, but...

This bracelet is for a swap I'm participating in on another forum. I really wanted to get feedback on this but I didn't want to risk ruining the surprise for my swap partner; I'm 99.9% sure she doesn't come here, so I guess this is as safe as it gets. ;)

It's crocheted with 28g gold-fill wire with a big assortment of beads: Swarovski crystals, jade, green aventurine, iolite, howlite, amethyst, garnet, carnelian, mother of pearl, rhodonite, blue quartz and yellow jasper.

http://static.flickr.com/65/173981691_84825e9f25.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/leigh_m/173981691/)

Thanks for looking! :-D

Nimmie
06-24-2006, 04:22 PM
That is so pretty!! Wow!

I was just looking at some wire at JoAnne's today wondering what I could do with it! Oh the ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Ronda
06-24-2006, 04:51 PM
That is just gorgeous!!!!

knit-a-holic
06-24-2006, 04:59 PM
That is beautiful!!! I'm sure she would love it!

Jan in CA
06-24-2006, 05:00 PM
That's beautiful!

horve1
06-24-2006, 05:52 PM
Wow! Just - Wow!!!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Ronda
06-24-2006, 05:55 PM
You don't by chance sell your jewelry, do you? Someone I know is looking specifically for crocheted wire jewelry.

DoulaLyndsey
06-24-2006, 08:01 PM
Wow, absoulutely beautiful!! :inlove:

callmesusan
06-24-2006, 08:42 PM
Wow! That is awesome. I have seen other crochet jewelery but that is the most beautiful!

How did you attach the beads? Did you string them all on the wire first?

knit-errant
06-24-2006, 10:46 PM
Thanks, everyone! :D

Ronda -- I do sell my jewelry sometimes. I did more custom work than I sold pre-made ones because I like to try to make something just so for them. :)

Callmesusan -- I randomly pre-strung the green beads, and sc'ed them on pretty randomly too; I wanted them to be more or less evenly distributed, but not perfectly spaced. The flowers I made seperately then wired them on after the main body of the bracelet was done.

CindyH
06-25-2006, 01:33 AM
:heart: :cheering: :heart: :cheering:
Beautiful! And I love the pieces you have on your blog too!! :heart: :heart:

loveswildflowers
06-25-2006, 09:21 AM
Stunning! She'll love it!!

Amber
06-25-2006, 06:54 PM
Wow!!! That is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! :inlove:

Ronda
06-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Ronda -- I do sell my jewelry sometimes. I did more custom work than I sold pre-made ones because I like to try to make something just so for them. :)


If you're interested in more "business," I know someone who is interested. You could PM me if you want her contact info.

rebecca
06-25-2006, 08:31 PM
:cheering: :cheering: GORGEOUS :cheering: :cheering:

Pixywhispers
06-25-2006, 11:41 PM
Isnt it funny how after youve worked with a certain craft for so long that your not sure if something "looks right". heh I know with certain things I design I know its cool to me, but not sure if it is still pleasing to an outsider.

Its gorgeous! What a lucky pal you have!

Ellen Edwards
06-26-2006, 12:14 AM
It beautiful!! I've been wondering if crocheting beading wire would be difficult--but you make it SOUND easy!! I love the flowers --now I'm going to check your blog!! COngratulations--your swap pal should be thrilled! :thumbsup:

Sue Madelin
06-26-2006, 08:08 AM
:heart: :cheering: :heart: :cheering:
Beautiful! And I love the pieces you have on your blog too!! :heart: :heart:

OK - Am I just being really dumb? Where is the blog????

That bracelet is absolutely gorgeous - I'd like to look at the other bits on the blog too now :D

Can some one point me in the right direction?

knit-errant
06-26-2006, 09:13 AM
Thanks so much of all the lovely comments, everyone. I'm so glad you like it. :)



OK - Am I just being really dumb? Where is the blog????

That bracelet is absolutely gorgeous - I'd like to look at the other bits on the blog too now :D

Can some one point me in the right direction?

Not dumb at all! It took me a while to notice the little "WWW" buttons -- the one on my posts links to my blog, or you can just go to http://knit-errant.blogspot.com

mulene
06-26-2006, 09:27 AM
Wowzers that is gorgeous! :heart:

sara_jayne
06-26-2006, 10:19 AM
Stunning!!! :inlove:

Angelia
06-26-2006, 10:29 AM
Wow, that is beautiful! :inlove:

Sue Madelin
06-26-2006, 05:55 PM
Not dumb at all! It took me a while to notice the little "WWW" buttons -- the one on my posts links to my blog, or you can just go to http://knit-errant.blogspot.com

Ahhhhh! I see now! :doh:

Silly me - I didn't really think about what they meant - kind of just thought they would link to a website if you had one. I guess you can set up the destination in your profile can you?

Anyway - now I'm off to your blog! Thanks

meg
06-26-2006, 06:25 PM
thats stunning! i love it!

nanonette
06-26-2006, 09:01 PM
This is SIMPLY STUNNING!! :inlove: :cheering: :thumbsup:

gimmesanity
06-26-2006, 10:34 PM
Oh my gosh, I'd :heart: to receive a gift like that! It's gorgeous!

geekgolightly
06-27-2006, 12:03 PM
its astonishing. so very very lovely. whomever is receiving that will be thrilled!

youre really close to me! i live in mission, ks!

becjo
06-27-2006, 03:55 PM
That is gorgeous! I would LOVE to receive something like that myself - they're going to adore it! :heart:

Cristy
06-27-2006, 07:50 PM
I think it's beautiful! Great work!

knit-errant
06-28-2006, 10:01 AM
Ronda -- thanks so much for that offer. :)

I'll have to do some soul-searching before I decide. I'm pretty new to this wire crochet thing, and I'm not totally sure what I'm able to do/not do. I'd hate to promise your friend anything and not be able to deliver.

geekgolightly -- how cool! I grew up in Shawnee, moved to Iowa, then moved back here to Olathe. Small world, isn't it? :D