Monday, June 13, 2011

"I'm so pretty, oh so pretty!"

I have wanted to try crocheting necklaces directly onto chains for a while.  I saw it somewhere on the internet and thought it looked pretty.  It gives a sturdy foundation to the necklace, a little weight and adds sparkle. 

This weekend, I found these 18" chains in the craft aisle at Walmart for only $1.50.  They are not sterling silver or any fantastic metal, but for the price a great way to try crocheting on them.  For the first necklace, I used a pattern I found in Crochet Today Magazine May/June 2010 issue, but modified it a bit. 


 

This was my first real lace project I have done.  I used Crochet thread and a size 2.75mm hook.  I really like the delicacy of the crochet thread.  Very feminine.  To lay nice and flat, I used a light starch spray, ironed it a little and let it air dry the rest of the way. 

Since I only had white crochet thread.  I decided to try this technique with larger yarn.  I used Peaches and Creme black for the second necklace.

 

This necklace is more bulky.  It is more punk, while the other is very Victorian.  I made this one as I went along.  No pattern.  I am not completely sure if I like it yet, but maybe once I find the right outfit I will.  Either that or I am buying black crochet thread and re-doing it...

What do you think?

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