Friday, September 11, 2009

NEW !!! Wire Crochet Jewelries




WHAT'S WIRE CROCHET ?


Wire Crochet (pronounced /kroʊˈʃeɪ/) is a process of creating jewelry from metal wires using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the Middle French word croc or croche, meaning hook. Wire Crocheting consists of pulling loops of wire through other loops.
After opening my Etsy shop just a few days ago , I'd been so occupied of doing Wire Crochet for the very 1st time. I used to do the normal crochet creating pillow covers and table doilies when I was young . But then, only thread / yarn is what I had used . But this time, I want to create a unique line of jewelry ( for my Etsy shop ) out of this technique but with metal wires and not just yarn. So, equipped with rolls of Non tarnish Artistic Beading wires stocked in the cabinet for a long time now and a pc of size 6 Crochet Hook I had left after I had stopped crocheting for about 8 years now, I started crocheting for my new collection of beaded jewelries .


Wire Crochet Necklace I Had Designed and Created on Sept 11, 2009
#SPN135 - Lady Manhattan Wire Crochet Necklace
A Wire crocheted choker created on Sept 11, 2009 in memory of the Sept 11 attacks in New York city. Red sponge corals for the red color which is In human color psychology the color associated with heat, energy, and blood, and emotions that "stir the blood", including anger, passion, love and pain . While The Blue Turquoise represents the color of blue which is according to the English language, blue often represents the human emotion of sadness.
This necklace was embedded with different stones such asSponge Corals Rounds and Chip Beads, Round Turquoise Beads , IMIT TURQUOISE Barrel Bead and Silver Plated Brass Beads. This design took exactly 4 hours to design, create and finish on Sept 11, 2009 ( 9:30am to 1:30 pm ) . The choker itself measures 20 - 21 inches long and 5cms wide from the pendant area and fits really nicely. Closed securely with wire crocheted toggle clasp .

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 #GLSB04536 - Garnet Wire Crochet Bracelet
This Bracelet was created with no other but Red Glass Smooth Beads and Using the Single crochet technique , beads were combined with 28 gauge Non tarnish Gold Artistic Beading wires  . Measures about 7"up to 7 1/2" in lenght .

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1st Bracelet I had Made & Created on on Sep 9, 2009
#GSBB468 - CROCHET PEARLS Fuchsia / Blue Color Bracelet

This Bracelet was created with no other beads but only Fresh water Pearls in 3 different colors. Using the Single crochet technique in combining 28 gauge Non tarnish Gold Artistic Beading wires and Fresh water pearls in Fuchsia Pink, Dark Golden Bronze & Mauve Shades . Measures about 7"up to 7 1/2" in lenght and secured with Gold Plated Slide Clasp.

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2nd Bracelet I had Created on on Sep 9, 2009
#GSBB467 - CROCHET PEARLS White / Gold Color Bracelet
Created with no other beads but only Fresh water Pearls in 3 different colors. Using the Single crochet technique in combining 28 gauge Non tarnish Gold Artistic Beading wires and Fresh water pearls in natural White, Gold & Lavender Shades . Measures about 7"up to 7 1/2" in lenght and secured with Gold Plated Slide Clasp.

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1st Wire Crochet Necklace I had made ! Created on on Sep 10, 2009
#SPN134 - Lady Victoria Wire Crocheted Pearls Necklace
Embedded with different colors / shapes of Fresh water Pearl Beads ,MOP nuggets in White & Natural Colors and a MOP Resin Focal barrel Bead. This design took exactly 3 -1/2 hours to design, create and finish on Sept 10, 2009 ( 8:30am to 12:00 pm ) . The choker itself measures 18 inches long and 4cms wide from the pendant area and fits nicely when worn. Closed securely with wire crocheted toggle clasp .

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My latest Jewelry designs were created to on the technique involved which is how to Crochet with Wire. This technique is a relatively a new way of creating jewelry and requires a basic knowledge of crochet .
Over the years crochet has found its way into jewelry using thread , thin cord and then lately , metal wires .
Tips when starting Wire Crochet :
A). Arrange Beads accordingly and prepare 26 gauge or 28 gauge wire + Crochet hook.
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B). String the beads onto the wire. Chain until its long enough (About bracelet / Necklace length or longer) and leave at least 12 inches tail end for more room .
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C). Don't twist or turn your wire too often and don't cause too much tension to avoid unnecessay breaks and folds on the wire.
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D). Place the wire spool in a safe place away from disturbances such as being caught on something around you . ( I had used the kitchen rack for spoons and forks that can hang on any cabinet doors & drawer ). keeping the spool placed in a box or container will keep it away from getting the wires spiralling out of the spool.
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Eventhough I can't find much info about Wire Crochet on the internet, here's a good Site to check for more Wire Crochet patterns and tips :

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