crochet in jwellry

 

crocheted flower bangle

crocheted flower bangle

I learned crocheting from my grand mother’s sister when I was a little girl(around 12) .I found a crocheting book in my mother stash and  was enthralled by  the colorful patterns and pretty little flowers.  I wanted so much to learn how to make them. My mom didn’t have the time to teach me hence the arrangement with the granny.. She lived in a nearby village and agreed to teach me, provided i go visit her one day.

I had quite an adventure going to visit a grandmother whom i have only met at few family functions. She is a gruff lady with hard exterior and soft heart.. One of those people who shows affection with a scowl..

She taught me crocheting , only the basics, but it stuck with me.. Now whenever i take a crochet hook, i think of  her quaint old house with a neem tree in the middle and her grunt of approval when i got a stitch right. Though i am not a very keen crocheter, i love to work with the hook from time to time.

I did my fair share of cellphone pouches and table coasters. Then when my interest in jewelry making grew, i tired ways of adopting crochet into jewelry. Above is silk thread bangle with crocheted flowers..

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Turkish bead crochet with bungle beads

Then one day i came a technique called Turkish bead crochet. It is a fascinating way to pack together beads so that they are flexible as well as strong. Google and you tube being my best buddies i set about to learn it. It’s quite easy once you know the basics..

This is first attempt and and it came out fairly well.. I should thank my mom for the beads. I did not properly calculate how much bead i would need to string for my desired end product. It ended up too short to be any use. So solved the problem using some chunky beads in matching colors.

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Turkish bead crochet with candy beads

Next project i did my math properly and got the length needed.. A patina ed ring with a lobster clasp and some flowers finished off the bracelet.

I would finish this post by thanking my grand mother for spending the time with a silly little girl who was too scared to hold the crochet hook right way.  (I am not sure i thanked her that day)

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Diwali this week.

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4 thoughts on “crochet in jwellry

  1. So sweet, i love the way you described about your grandma, of course she is adorable very much. BTW lovely creations. My small suggestion, add some links where you learn from.

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