Thursday, May 28, 2015

Antique Metal Necklaces

When I started making these I was mesmerized by some that I saw in a trendy store.  I said to myself wow these are so funky and can be worn with just about anything.  What I noticed was that they did look like they were made in a hurry there was nothing that made me want to buy them.  However, it did make me want to make some…but I didn’t have any of those metal chains at home. 

So one day I was going through my old jewelry box and came across some old metal necklaces that I used to wear (more like chokers) and came across a few long ones which were actually belly chains.   So I decided well I am not wearing these anymore and I loved the style of the antique metal so I started cutting it up and making it into a necklace.  I would sometimes combine more than one to make a longer necklace.

Needless to say I fell in love with the way it looked that I ventured to Michael’s and found a variety of metal chains and components (Later on it became what was called steampunk…or maybe it was always called that  and I just realized it after the fact LOL).

Most of my necklaces are long and some are short but most are long.  I like the way they make a business outfit look young and fresh and not so stuffy.

These are all fun pieces for me.  This is such a fun piece! To think the must for this creation was an old broken belly chain!?  I feel that all of my antique metal necklaces and bracelets are classic yet funky.  You can mix and match the styles of the chains and pendants to make whatever your heart desires.  Try making some today you will see how much fun you will have making them.

Details: Antiqued bronze colored metal , glass beads, measures 21in long.
 

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Color Like This...

yolandascreation.storenvy.comColor like this needs to be paid attention to...just sayin' (crochet shawl in Tangerine by Red Heart Soft Yarn).

I know that sometimes you can't even think of wearing something like this on a hot day...well I'm not insinuating that...I simply want you to focus on the color...that's right! This color is saying show me off.  This yarn I purchased at Michaels when of course Red Heart Soft goes on sale.  I will sometimes wait for these sales and stock up and then it takes me a while to create what I want. But hey it's better late then never.

Anyway this shawl can be worn as a wrap or even wrapped around the head like a scarf/cowl (sorry don't have a picture of that).  The pattern is a chain stitch pattern --very simple. 

What I love about Red Heart Soft Yarn is just that it's SOFT.  This one here took 4-5 skeins for me to complete. But it was well worth it because it's a versitle accessory.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Crochet with thread

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Awhile back I was venturing in creating things by using crocheting thread (Aunt Lydia's to be exact).  I will say that for me it was the hardest thing to work with because of how thin it is.  As I kept working on this challenge I did find out that it took a lot of practice for me to get used to working with a thin crochet hook.

Well I am happy to say that after several months of practicing I think I have the hang of it.

I made a couple of necklaces, earrings and bracelets and I have added some 6/0 seed beads ...which by the way are one of my favorites for jewelry making. 

So as I was saying, I started making the see cute sassy necklaces, earrings and bracelets in a variety of lengths and width.  I totally love layering with other jewelry pieces that are not in the same material.  I totally love these!

yolandascreations.storenvy.comNow for the necklace and bracelet I have used the embroidery or crochet thread or floss and for all of them I strung 60 to 100 of the seed beads, then I chain 3 and then bring up a bead and repeat this process til I get it to the length I want.  For the earrings I don't string the beads first I actually crochet the piece and then hand sew the beads on.

So as I said before, here is something that I now can add to my bag of need tricks of crocheting.
Enjoy these pics!


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