I have finally been able to complete my wire crochet necklaces. This first one I present to you are wire crochet rounds with a turquoise nugget wired onto the center of each round. I simply joined the rounds with jump rings and then added the chain I found at the bead store. I have discovered it is a little tricky to find nice copper chains.
The pattern for the rounds is the drop daisy pattern, remember, I posted on an earlier post when I began the experiment with the wire crochet, it is the link under resources Thread Bears Blogspot.
I chose to use the turquoise nuggets because I happen to have some but as you can see, you could use any type of bead that suits your taste.
This next necklace design is one that came to me because I was learning to make the wire butterfly then I wanted to make a dragon-fly, I already had the frog and the fish, I made them years ago and they were actually little pins. I just took the pins off and made them into charms. So with these little charms I figured these would make a themed necklace, a “Pond Theme”.
I call it “Pond Life”
Look closely you will see at the base of the necklace is a small fish swimming among some blue glass beads then working up both sides there are some brown beads representing the bank of the pond then on one side you see a green glass bead frog and on the other some wild flowers and a lady bug, then some white bead cloud topped off with the butterfly and the dragon-fly.
The Butterfly is made from the pattern on the link to the left, Nana Sue’s Blog spot. the dragon-fly was my own invention, the wings are made from a simple crochet leaf pattern then I left the wire long enough that I could tread the bead onto them to create the dragon-fly.
I haven’t decided which is the best way to create yet, getting beads I like then let them tell me what they want to be; or decide what I want to make then try to find the beads that will work. The latter seems to be the most difficult for me.
I hope these designs will inspire others to experiment with these techniques who haven’t tried them yet. As I got into the work of making each component of the Pond Necklace and I could see the scene come together, it made me giggle, to realize, there is not another one of these on the planet.
And isn’t that the fun part of creating. Making something that never existed before. I hope you will view this link and feel even more inspired by the words and the video that is presented to go forth and create beauty in the world.