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Topic: Arg, there's yarn in me jewelry! (Now w. 1 small pattern and a promise of more)  (Read 686 times)
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« on: March 25, 2009 09:52:44 AM »

In fits of boredom, I like to work on fiddly little things, like jewelry, and as a knitter/crocheter, most of what I have lying around is yarn.  That, when combined with things I find (like washers, office supplies, wire, etc.) gets me these:

These two were both made by wrapping yarn around metal washers.  The idea came from a post months ago on either the Craft Magazine Blog or Crafty Pod.  They've both brought up the idea at least once.  The blue pendant uses variegated yarn, producing that nice effect.


These used bits of wire.  The first was a piece of driftwood that had been eaten away by ocean worms.  The second is a broken piece of tile.  Since I didn't have the material for drilling through the tile, I wrapped it in hemp and secured it with glue.


I just got my ears pierced for the first time, so I have tried out any of these, but I will in another 3 weeks!  The first is really easy, just three linked, crocheted circles.  They're a bit long and probably impractical for everyday use, but quite pretty.  The second has been done a million times, I know, but they were so quick and fun.  Again, they're crocheted. 


This last pair really has nothing in common.  The pushpins were incredibly hard to bend, since I only had a small pair of electronics pliers.  It was just an exercise with wire.  The ring is some crocheted vintage acrylic yarn.  It's a bit girly for me, but cute nonetheless.


That's most of what I have pictures of, but if you want some more ideas, you could always check out the bloggityblog:
http://tossedcookies.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/on-recycling/

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009 10:26:20 AM »

How cool. I love everything. I especially like the crocheted earrings and the ring. Did you follow a pattern or did you just make them up as you went along?
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009 02:03:00 PM »

I just made them up as I went along, since the stitches are just triples and singles.  Do you think, if I got my act together over the summer, I could sell them on Etsy?  Just wondering... I have a shop, but it's not really stocked at the moment... ^.^  The red, orange, and yellow crocheted earrings are Vanna's Choice (in red, rust, and mustard).  Ch 4 and then triple crochet 12 times into the first chain.  When you've formed a circle, slip stitch into the fourth chain.  Make one circle in each color and attach them however you like.  I think I'll try to write up a few other easy jewelry patterns like these on the blog tonight, so check there in a few hours if you'd like.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009 02:39:05 PM »

I love it all, very creative.  I really like the pushpin ear rings, never would have thought to do that!
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009 03:41:33 PM »

I think that you could definitely sell these on Etsy. They are really cool and different. I will definitely be looking on your blog for patterns. I would love a pattern for the ring, I could make like a hundred of those, it is SO cute and looks really easy.  Smiley
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