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« on: February 03, 2012 09:17:27 AM »

Some of you know that I like to crochet snakes.  I'd always wanted to make a solid white one to represent snow but when I sat down to start stringing it with the nice smooth uniformly sized white beads I was going to use it started looking pretty boring.  So I started looking through my stash and found a ton of the beads that aren't quite perfectly shaped and sized.  I thought about how when our dogs go out and play in the snow they come in with all these little to large sized balls of snow stuck all over their legs. And ice.  You can't have snow without a little ice here and there.  So here is my vision of a snow and ice snake. Tiny little odd shaped balls of snow and ice formed by slithering through deep winter forest and frozen fields.

Here is the finished necklace. It measures just a hair over 3 foot long. It is a little on the heavy side since it is all glass beads. It was all crocheted in single crochet except the fangs and tail were strung on.


Here is a better look of the top of the head. This is the only part of the snake that was designed out and had to the strung in a pattern before crocheting. The rest of the snake was randomly strung.


Here is closeup of the head.


Here is pic of the snake in progress. Snakes are crocheted from tail to head and at this point the top half of the head is is almost completed.


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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012 09:42:37 AM »

oh my goodness this is amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012 10:15:49 AM »

Wow, I've lost my ability to speak, so impressed...
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012 10:35:55 AM »

Thank you both so much.  These are really addictive.  I'm already thinking about a Fire and Ice to go with this one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012 09:58:23 PM »

I'm not a big snake fan but this one is beautiful! It looks so impressive. I love the different snow and ice beads. I'll keep my eyes open for a fire and ice one!
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012 07:28:54 AM »

That is fabulous!!!  Really unique, great job  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012 08:00:17 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012 12:09:58 PM »

Wow, this is beautiful!
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now that is awesome! i love animal jewelry.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012 10:57:44 PM »

WANT!!!
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