Monday, June 25, 2012

Crochet Jewelry Challenge Project # 6

Ok, so this is not quite jewelry I guess but I did pin it on my pinetrest board that got this whole jewelry thing started. But wow... I am having so  much fun creating things I love and will use!

So this time I made the barefoot sandals.  They became popular a few summers ago and I liked them from the start. But... who actually wears these, I mean I can't go around barefoot all the time. Then I saw it, a picture with the barefoot sandals worn with shoes, Wow! They look super cute with flip flops and even closed toe shoes :) So now I could actually see a use for them but I was not even motivated to make them UNTIL the challenge. Boy am I glad I made them :) I love the way they look so much that I even made 2 and the third is in progress.

If you want to see the inspiration photo check it out here

This is the first pair I made

Don't they look great with flip flops!!

Wanted to try something a little different for the second pair.... I am not as crazy about them as the first pair but I do like them and they look great with my black flip flops

this is my patriotic pedicure in celebration of the upcoming 4th of July :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Project # 5 of the Crochet Jewelry Challenge

Project #5 is another bracelet, but this one is definitely for summer! Here is my inspiration photo...

I decided to use hemp fiber for mine, it was the first time I crocheted with hemp. I like the way it worked up, and the way hemp shows the stitches.

I made mine a little different than the inspiration photo again. I made mine more like a cuff than a bracelet. I also made two flower shells. Although I really tried to sew on the shells it just did not work for me, I ended up hot gluing them on but it still looks great :)

So, let me know what you think :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Project # 4 Crochet Jewelry Challenge

Ok, so # 4 is soooo cool!! I had to make a few changes from the inspiration photo but I like mine even better ;-) The inspiration used wax cord... I went to 3 of my local craft stores and could not find wax cord. I also was unable to find  a turquoise colored heart. So, I substituted wax cord with deer leather and because I was totally set on using a heart I used this cool looking silver colored heart.
Yipee :) I love how it turned out!

Here is the inspiration photo

And here is my version

This is a piece I will wear often, it has a western look and goes perfect with jeans!

Let me know what you think of my version :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Crochet anklet, crochet jewelry challenge project # 3

As you may know, I have given myself a crochet jewelry challenge. I pinned some crochet jewelry on pinterest and have decided to try and crochet what I pinned, without a pattern, to see what I can do.

I had no idea I would have so much fun with my crochet jewelry challenge! I am loving this!

For my third project I made a crochet anklet with beads. Here is my inspiration photo

The design reminded my daughter of pop tabs :)

I used standard embroidery floss to make mine and I used 1 larger bead instead of 3 small beads because it is what I had on hand.

Leave me a comment, I would love to know what you think :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Birthday Cake Ring; Project # 2 in Crochet Jewelry Challenge

As you may know, I have given myself a crochet jewelry challenge. I pinned some crochet jewelry on pinterest  and have decided to try and crochet what I pinned, without a  pattern, to see what I can do.

O'my.... was this FUN to make!! Who doesn't love birthday cake! And to wear it on your hand... how cute is that!!
So this was my inspiration photo

I love this ring! I am not sure what yarn/thread it was crocheted in. I used # 10 thread. I am pretty happy with how mine turned out but.... I am my own critic. The big difference I see with mine is the lack of definition in the cake itself, mine is not as perfectly round with a defined top edge (hope that makes sense). I did use different colors, just what I had on hand.

As you can see it is really tiny! Not so easy to crochet, it took about 4 to 5 hours to make. Any time I crochet with thread it takes me a long time.  I had to sew the beads on one bead at a time;  the beads I used are so tiny that they would not fit on the thread I used to crochet with. It is rewarding though, I am wearing my ring right now and love it :)))

Be sure to leave me a note and let me know what you think :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A cute nail art design

I did this cute little design on an adorable young lady that was visiting with us.
I used a Bundle Monster image plate and drew the red line with a polish pen.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

One down, several to go, crochet jewelry I hope to make

I made this board on Pinterest the other night with crochet jewelry I have found on the web that I hope to make. I did not mean to make it a challenge for my self, but it has become one. One way to motivate myself to do more than just look at pretty pictures and dream of someday making things I like is to give myself a challenge. I have challenged myself to make (or at least try) all of these pieces that I have pinned! How fun is that! So be sure to follow along as I make my way through some pretty jewelry, challenging myself to crochet by just a picture. Leave me your comments... I need the encouragement :)

The first piece I tried was from this picture pin

Yea... my attempt was a successes :)

I made this bracelet using a light weight  yarn with some shimmer, unfortunately you can't see that too well in the pictures. I added a clear colored gem in the center of the rose instead of a pearl.
This first picture is of my work in progress

Here it is finished... I love it :)

PS... still working on my table runner, finished with row one and onto row 2!