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« on: October 23, 2009 05:57:08 AM »

Hi everyone Smiley

I wanted to show you what I've been up to, dabbling with wire knitting.
It's really good fun once you get used to knitting with something hard yet flexible, unlike soft yarn.
I incorporate metal beads, gemstone chips, large seed beads and pearls.

Onto the pics, here are three I have made:

Mermaid's Treasure - This one has dark grey freshwater pearls, large clear foil seed beads, mother-of-peal shell pieces and silver metal beads.

Purple Haze - genuine amethyst chips, purple glass silver streak beads, dark grey freshwater pearls, iridescent large seed beads and silver metal beads.

A Ladybird's Luck - red and black wire, hand-knitted together along with red and black glass and glass pearl beads in round and tubular shapes.

Hope you enjoy! As always, questions and comments? Yes please!

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009 06:10:25 AM »

Those are beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009 06:14:01 AM »

Those are beautiful!

thank you llisaredd!  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2009 06:37:08 AM »

Lovely.  I like the first one the most - the shine and iridescence of the beads compliements the metal very nicely.  Good work.

« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009 10:53:37 AM »

Wow, they're so delicate and pretty.
My friend bought me a kit with a pattern (I have to craft by numbers for everything!) and it just looked so daunting that I put it away in a drawer but looking at yours, I'd love to have one to add to my jewellery box.

I'll have to root it out and start it, thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009 06:17:44 PM »

Wow! These are incredibly pretty and very unique! I especially love mermaid's treasure!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009 09:13:35 PM »

I love the blues and silver together.

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009 03:41:56 PM »

Wow, gorgeous! I love how cluttered and wild these look. great job.

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009 09:49:51 PM »

thankyou for the lovely comments everyone!
the blue one seems to be very popular, that was my favourite too!
i guess i was thinking about tangled seaweed and underwater treasure when i started that one  Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009 03:36:33 AM »

These are really cool! I never thought of knitting metal wire before, but I will definitly give it a try. The first one is my favorite Cheesy

Some questions: Do you use a special knit? At what point do you incorporate the beads? Did you bend the "end sticks" yourself?

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