Friday, June 13, 2008

My Newest Wire Crochet Jewelry Designs

"Wampum" is my piece that is somewhat different. There is a 2 inch polished shell with a crochet border of silver colored non-tarnish wire. The necklace itself is 21 inches long and has 3 strands of silver non-tarnish wire and amethyst chips The cost of this piece is $55.00







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"Lovely Lady" is a sentimental piece for me. It reminds me of a very dear friend that I met on our "Great Loop" trip. I don't know why it reminds me of her, but it is elegant without being pretentious. It has a simple feeling to it but a deepness of color which reminds me of her spirit and kindness. The name of her boat was "Lovely Lady", and she was certainly that at all times.
this is made of amber colored wire both crocheted and the neckwire. The beads are carnelian beads. The clasp of this piece is on the side not on the back The length including the neck wire is 20 inches. The cost is $45.00.






"Waters of the Abacos" is a piece that reminds me of the color of the water when I spent the winter on our boat in the Abacos at Marsh Harbor. The color of the bay of Abacos was this light blue that you can't even imagine. This piece is made of non-tarnish silver wire and amazonite chips. There are 6 graduating lengths of beads the longest measuring 28 inches including the neckwire and the shortest measuring 21 inches including the neckwire. The wire that is used for the neck wire is seafoam colored wire. The clasp of this piece is on the side, easy to get off and on. The cost is $50.00






"Carmel Delight" is one of my first pieces with a neckwire that circles the back of the neck only. I always have a problem with a clasp at the back of the neck and wanted to find an idea that would make it easy to get on and off on the side of the necklace, I found that if I made a neckwire just around the back of the neck and put the clasp on the side I could still have strands of beads but it would be easy to get them on and off. The longest strand with the neckwire measures 24 inches, the shortest strand measures 18 inches. Their are 5 strands of red agate beads on amber colored crocheted wire. The cost is $50.00





Sunday, May 11, 2008

One More New Piece

"Royalty Purple" is made of of hundreds of seed beads and each crochet stitch has a purple bead of various shades placed on it.13 - 15 inches from clasp to center front. At the neck there are purple beads at each side leading to the clasp. The wire is non-tarnish silver colored at neck, crocheted wire is deep purple in color. The price is $50.00.









Friday, April 25, 2008

Some New Pieces

I call this piece "Cool greens of summer". Summer is my favorite time, like most of us I think of greens in all shades for this season. This piece is made of moss agate chips. It measures 21 inches. 5 1/2" of wire work on each side with 10" of chips on crocheted wire. This piece sells for $50.00











Here is a close up of the wire work on this piece. I had fund making it.





This piece is a 16 1/2 inch neckwire in non-tarnish copper colored wire. I call this piece "Pocahontas". The pendant is a 1" x 3/4" shell, polished and has a crocheted setting in copper colored wire. This piece sells for $45.00






Thursday, April 3, 2008

Wire Crochet Jewelry



I call this necklace "Nights in the Everglades" Having anchored out in the Everglades at night, in the pitch darkness with just a glitter of light from the stars shinning, this is what this necklace reminds me of . It hangs from clasp to center 10 inches with the center hearts at 10 1/2 inches. Non-tarnish silver colored wire is used for this hematite bead necklace at the neck . Where the wire is crocheted, black colored wire is used. Hematite hearts adorn the neck. The price is $50.00.












A close up of the hand crocheted wire, and cocoa brown glass beads.


"At the beach -Suntan brown" is what I call this piece. In our travels on our boat we have visited many beaches and this is the color of skin that I find most attractive. The length of this necklace is 10 -11 inches from clasp to center front. Non-tarnish silver colored wire is used for this glass brown bead necklace at the neck . Where the wire is crocheted, brown colored wire is used. The price is $50.00.












"Flowers and Butterflies" is the name of this piece. The magenta is such a wonderful color to work with. The second strand starts at 6 inches from the clasp, and the two strands lay10 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches at center from clasp. This necklace is made of glass beads with non-tarnish magenta colored wire. This sells for $45.00. This is the only necklace that I have done that has no crochet on it. I found that I do enjoy wire working.










This is a close up of the wire work on the beads of this magenta necklace, with a view of the beads.













I love the glitter of this necklace - "Catch the Sun" was just perfect to name it. Standing in the sun it catches all the shine and glitter the sun can give. It measures 12 inches from clasp to center. This brown and gold mixed colored necklace is made from seed beads and mother-of-pearl at the neck. The wire is non-tarnish gold colored. The price is $60.00.
















"Elegant Lady" is for those ladies who love shades of pink. 6 large foil lined beads measuring 1 inch each are at the neck - 3 on each side. This necklace measures 12 1/2 inches from clasp to center front. Non-tarnish copper colored wire is used for this glass seed bead necklace in shades of pink color. The price is $60.00.















"Bougainvillea" is what I named this necklace. While in the Florida Keys this flower is everywhere, and the color of this necklace is just the right shade. The strands lay 8 - 9 1/2 inches from the clasp to the center front. Non-tarnish copper colored wire (around the neck) is used for this glass bead necklace in red colors, the crocheted wire is red for the play of beads hanging at the neckline . The price is $50.00.













"Butterfly Dance" These pink butterfly look like they are trying to find flowers to set on. This measures 12 inches from clasp to center. This necklace is made of pink and red glass beads crocheted with non-tarnish gold colored wire. This sells for $40.00.