Studio Wednesday

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This week I finished the crochet chain necklace and attached my polyclay swirl pendant to it. I fashioned a hook and eye clasp from 18 gauge sterling wire. A little liver of sulfur dip made it a cool bronzy color to match the bronze crocheted wire.

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I crocheted 6 chain segments in all, 3 for each side, and left long tails for wrapping. I threaded the tails through the pendant and then wrapped around the chain on the other side to secure them in place.

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I am so enjoying bringing my love of crochet into my jewelry creations. I recently purchased a skein of Berroco Seduce yarn, a simply luscious blend of silk, linen, rayon and nylon. I’ve got some ideas floating around in my head of crocheted bracelets using this yarn and some polyclay beads.

Who knows what women can be when they are finally free

to become themselves?

~Betty Friedan

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8 comments on “Studio Wednesday

  1. Frivolitea says:

    The necklace is absolutely beautiful!

  2. Arline says:

    Really like this, Karen. Love the combination of wire and PC. Way to go!

  3. artandtea says:

    Thanks Lynn for your kind words about my necklace!

    Thanks Arline, I’m glad you like it and appreciate your kind words! I like the combo, too, and will continue my exploration of that. Fun, fun! 🙂

  4. Acey says:

    Hi Karen – sure hope you had fun “down the cape”. The yarn description makes my mouth water! And these are beautiful display photos. Have you read Jean Shinoda Bolen’s book Crossing to Avalon? I am going to send you an email about a passage concerning frozen shoulder syndrome. If I don’t get to it this afternoon, then I’ll definitely have it on my weekend must-do list.

  5. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Acey. I found that book on my bookshelf and have started reading it. I think that I had started reading it years ago but put it down 1/4 of the way through. It’s amazing that you told me about it and it was exactly what I needed right now!

  6. doras_explorations says:

    Beautiful necklace, Karen ! The bead crochet looks wonderful with the pendant, and the silver clasp is very elegant.

  7. judysheart says:

    I am behind a bit with your blog… why? I don’t know. Life, I guess. Hey, that necklace came out gorgeous.. the colors are put together perfectly. I love them on top of the shells. Indeed a Cape inspiration, no doubt.

  8. artandtea says:

    Thanks Dora! I want to do more explorations with crocheted jewelry.

    Thanks Judy! I have quite the collection of shells from my years of vacationing down the Jersey shore. They do make a great background, don’t they? 🙂

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