Giveaway at the end of this post…keep reading to learn more!
I was shopping with a very good friend of mine a few years ago, when we came to a shelf of beautiful hair accessories. The sort you might clip into your hair for a wedding or a night at a fancy cocktail bar. They had peacock feathers, ribbons, sequins… the works. I must have focused on one piece more than the rest as my friend urged me to buy it. I pointed out that I had a young baby and would have nowhere to wear it. She said “darling wear it whilst you hoover, you don’t need an audience to feel gorgeous’.
I intend to spend my Valentine’s day with pink puddings for the kids followed by a ‘My Little Pony’ board game and another chapter of Roald Dahl before bed. Glamorous? Not really… however, that doesn’t mean I don’t want a bit of sparkle to distract from the wrinkles.
This weeks project looks at the art of crocheting jewellery with wire. The wonderful thing about making wire jewellery, is that you can take this very simple tutorial and then choose the size and colour and shape you want and make your own bespoke pieces.
What you will need:
Attach 2 metres of your wire to the hook using a slip knot and then ch 3.
Thread your beads onto the other end. I found cello-taping one end of the wire to the table ensured that the beads didn’t fall off and that the wire didn’t become tangled.
*Pull down one bead and hold against the last ch and then ch your next stitch.
Repeat *-* until you achieve a desired length approximately 20 beads. (to clarify it should go, ch with a bead, ch without a bead, ch with a bead, ch without a bead….)
You will need to then repeat this until you have three separate chains of beads. Plait them together as tightly or as loosely as you wish to reach you desired look.
That is it! Now go and experiment using other crochet stitches, and don’t forget to send me pictures of what you have made!
Here is another one I made using a glue in magnetic clasp.
I did however have a helper on the day who would be devastated if her contribution to this blog wasn’t included. Look at those podgy little fingers!
WARNING! – DO NOT undertake this project just before or just after a manicure! There is a reason my nails look so bad in these photos…
To enter my second Valentine’s Day giveaway subscribe via email to my blog (there is a sign up box on the right hand side of this page) and comment below telling me what you will be doing on the 14th February this year. The winner will receive one of the bracelets pictured in this post and two runners up will receive a cone of love hearts.
Entries must be received by 5pm on 1st January 2016. One winner will receive a bracelet featured in this post. Two winners will receive a cone of love hearts. The prizes are non-transferable. This giveaway is open to those aged 18 or over, who are subscribed to this blog either via email or via WordPress and who have commented on this post as described above. You can gain one extra entry in the draw by sharing a link to this post via my Facebook page. The winner will be chosen at random. The winners will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must respond within 7 days to claim their prize. The prize will be despatched by Royal Mail within ten working days of receiving the winner’s address details. The winners names will be published on this blog on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.