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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Fascination" Necklace in Wire Crochet

 
This seven strand necklace is a combination of black and silver wire with mixed black and silver seed and bugle beads.

For this necklace I tried a couple of things that I haven't done before. I used a small steel crochet hook which I have shied away from so far!  I never had much luck crocheting with tiny crochet thread and a steel hook.  It was just too small!  The wire was easier than thread, though, probably because it holds its shape.  I also made a couple of strands using single crochet which adds a little more texture.  

I began experimenting with wire crochet after seeing some pieces online and taught myself by trial and error. Recently I've been wanting to try some more challenging things so I ordered some books for new techniques and inspiration.  I tried two new and different things on this necklace and I'm really happy with the results!

~Today's Quote~

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
 that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
~ Henry David Thoreau

7 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Jana! That is dynamite! I love the way they all work together. I am not good at things like that and there is certain mystery there. I just think that you could go so many ways with this style in color and length. Great job! Enjoy the day! Erin

Dawn Doucette said...

Black & Silver are always classic colors! I like the multi-strand Jana! Looks great!

Have a terrific evening!
Dawn

Davinia said...

Oh this is so lovely Jana. I just love black and silver and the multi strand is striking.

Cindy said...

Beautiful, Jana! Look at the success you've had trying something new! I agree, the combination of silver and black is a classic winner..this is one of my new favorites! :-)

Rose said...

Jana, this necklace is beautiful! Striking is the word that comes to mind!

Lisa Crone said...

I don't want you to think I'm too pushy, BUT... You really should submit some of your work to some of the bead magazines, it's so great! :)

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

This is a gorgeous piece, I can just see it looking amazing with jeans or dressed up :) I agree with Lisa that you should submit it to a magazine!