Dust Bunnies Revealed

February 17, 2011 at 5:37 PM (crafting, crafts) (, , , , , )

So — finally! — I’ve pretty much finished my spring cleaning.  While I was unpacking closets and cabinets and drawers – oh my! – I rediscovered some earlier creative endeavors that had long since been put aside.  Have I mentioned that, years ago, I was quite adept at macrame (oh yeah, back in the day!).  Well, about 2 years ago, I remembered how much fun it could be.  So I made a few things and this is one that I really liked:

 

A Macrame Belt and Bracelet

 

Years later, I finally acted on my love of crocheted pieces, and taught myself how to crochet.  I spent many a frustrating evening while my kids were growing up, sitting in front of the tv and trying to “make it work”.  Eventually, my efforts paid off – won a couple of blue ribbons on some delicate thread projects at local/county fairs.  Last year, I made a wood-beaded twine belt and a few necklaces, bracelet rings and earrings.

 

 

Beaded Ribbon Crochet Necklace, Earrings and Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet Cotton Twine Belt with Wood & Gold Beads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thread Crochet Bracelet with Faux Pearls & Crystal

 

Beaded Silver Metallic Thread Crochet Bracelet and Ring

 

I’d love to get some comments on any of these photos, so please feel free to let me know what you like or don’t like.

And these:  (my favorite is the taupe-colored one in the middle – made with upholstery thread!)

Some more expamples of my crocheted jewelry

Sorry this one is so blurry – my regular camera is still on the fritz, so I’m having to make do with my crappy webcam.  I think the larger view may be a bit better.

Anyway, so I was also taken with the idea of crocheting with wire.  I once had a really good tutorial for this in my bookmarks, but that was before my last crash — haven’t yet been able to relocate it.  So, this was my first try:

Beaded Wire Crochet with waxed cotton cording & Matching Earrings

Okay, last three, I promise.  These were all first attempts:

 

Paper Bead Necklaces with Fabric Flower and/or Wood Bead Accents

 

Sheer Toyal

Sheer Royal Blue Ribbon Crochet Choker with White and Blue Faux Pearls

Desert Gold Ribbon-wrapped Natural Cording with Amber & Clear Glass Bead Drops

Well, that about “wraps it up” for now.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment.

Next time: paper yarn heart (work-in-progress) and …

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3 Comments

  1. Mourning Daily said,

    You can tell that you put a lot of love in your projects. They look wonderful!!!!!
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    Have you ever had a Ren. Fest. booth? The jewelry would sell pretty well there.

    – Mourning Daily
    http://www.mourningdaily.com

  2. Joshua said,

    I work for a major discount retailer. The last few years the idea of buying an outfit then shopping for separate accessories has faded. Jeans come with belts, blouses are attached to neck wear, Ive even seen bracelets attached to the hang tags of shirts.
    Although i am a separates shopper, and i love to shop for my own accessories. I have noticed many pieces arriving with macrame pieces. Perhaps a comeback is in the making!

    • ibumary said,

      Thanks for stopping by, Joshua. It would be great to see more (updated) macrame accessories on the market. I’ve also done some micro-macrame bracelets and necklaces using colorful kite strings and fine-gauge fishing line. Oh, and I’m still drooling over your Limoncello recipe!

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