Well, long time no write... For those of you who check in often, I apologize for my absence- it has been a hectic time in my life but I think we are finally beginning to reach smoother ground- and although I have not been writing, I have been creating (my escape)! Lately I have been imagining some really elaborate jewelry designs, but the technical composition needed to make them work is eluding me! Frustrating! So, I have been scouring the blogs and trying to earn some new skills that may help me pull some of these designs together- I know that I want to add my crochet passion into the design, but pulling it all together without a mix mash mess look is still the hurdle to jump! But, in my attempts, I have come up with a few new designs and pieces that I am pretty happy with! Below is my new cuff- and I have made a few more, each with individual embellishments, so the end result is unique! What is fun with these is the mix of fibers and textiles- I have had so much fun rummaging through my stash of material, fiber scraps and odds n ends- I think I am actually learning to spin these into a unique fiber that will become the foundation for some future projects (if I had a wheel or spindle, it sure would make it easier since I am currently using a knitting needle for the process!!)- anyway, here is a fun example of one of the cuff's. This one is made with a felt backing, a mix of wire, rayon blend fabric, ribbon, an amber glass focal that I created a wire crochet bezel for- and it is pulled together with a silver colored chunky chain and hook clasp to make it completely adjustable.
Well, I am off to link up with a few parties and see what everyone else has been up to....
PS - we just got back from an awesome trip to the Southern Missouri woods, where we rented a cabin with a private pond and just spent some time enjoying our family, quiet, and nature... I wanted to share some of these with you, also!
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