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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: stainless steel angel on: June 24, 2010 04:18:45 PM
thank you all for your lovely comments! 

thank you craftster for making it a featured project!

you all make me want to crochet all day!  Grin
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: stainless steel angel on: May 29, 2010 06:24:33 AM
y'all make me feel soooo good.  thank you!

Def, rocks!   ,l..l     
what gauge wire did you use? And what size hook?


the wire is 28 gauge and the hook was 1.5 mm.  i find the stainless steel wire is rough on the hands.  the easiest to work with is copper of course because it is a soft metal.  and with the amount of colors out there, think of all the beautiful angels you can create! 

thanks again!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / stainless steel angel on: May 26, 2010 07:31:14 PM
made a few years ago before arthritis!



crocheted with stainless steel wire.  my goal was to do it in one continuous piece.  no cutting the wire!  it took a bit, but i did it.  phew! 

she is approx. 3" tall.

thanks for looking!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: crochet wire lily on: May 26, 2010 07:19:58 PM
i didn't use a pattern.  i never do.  i'm not patient enough!  so i make it up along the way.  sorry!  i know that when i was crocheting, i kept thinking leaf, leaf, leaf....

i used coated copper wire.  26gauge for the petals because i wanted it to be stiffer to retain its shape.  the blue wire is 28guage, which is what i usually crochet with.  much easier on these arthritic hands!

the lily is about 3.5 - 4 inches across. 

thank you all for your comments.  i really appreciate it.  so much so, that i promise NOT to be a lurker anymore.
 
i wanted to post some more stuff that i've made, but our pc got the blue screen of death and is awaiting surgery to remove all needed and wanted files.  Undecided
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: crochet wire lily on: May 25, 2010 11:28:54 AM
thank you all for the great feeling!

no more lurking for me.   Grin

The intricate beauty of this piece is amazing.

It's great that you've "unlurked"! Let's see some more of your lovlies!

~CD~

 i'll post more in the next few days.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / crochet wire lily on: May 25, 2010 09:51:29 AM
long, long time lurker...finally posting.  Grin

missed some stitches along the way, but all in all, i'm proud of how it turned out.

7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: How Bazaar! Corks 'n' Crochet on: February 07, 2010 08:23:13 AM
awesomeness. 
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Hammer...don't hurt 'em! on: February 15, 2009 08:21:29 AM
this rocks!  i want a whole tool set...
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Glossy Buffet on: September 12, 2008 07:39:21 PM
this totally rocks!!!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Shiny New Craftroom in Red and Turquoise!!! (Image Heavy) on: August 20, 2008 09:12:34 AM
i am in the midst of cleaning my craft area and keep finding things to distract me!   Shocked 

your beautiful and organized room reminds me to keep going and going...thanks for the motivation!
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