Thursday, May 7, 2009

Running in Circles

Good evening craft blog fans! As I still have not had time to figure out how to pretty-up my Tumblr page, I will add my latest post to ole TeaBeans. I have finally finished the Running in Circles necklace, which is really a complete and total rip off of the Urban Outfitters Colorful Bib Necklace. But, "Bib?" I mean, I am 27; I ain't wearing no bib, no matter how big of a baby I act like.

Compare and contrast!

You know...I didn't even love this necklace when I saw it in the store, but I knew I could make it. I think mine looks even better! I had specifically purchased this yarn (Rayon/Linen blend) on sale for the purpose of making a necklace, and I have enough left over for my original vision. It is a good fabric for a necklace, shiny and strong. Necklaces are tough because they involve patience and care. This is one reason this project took so long; I needed to take breaks from all the tiny knots and sewing in all the tiny ends.

I started by pasting the image of the necklace and counting the rows. Spirals are easy enough. I used a size B hook. Sewed the spirals together. Easy does it! I sprayed a starch on it, but I don't think it had much of an effect; and I ironed the necklace, specifically the chains, to freeze the stitches so they don't stretch. I bought a cheap necklace at Duane Reade and used pliers to break it up to make the clasp. Looks kinda fancy, dontchathink?

More projects in the pipeline...summer is all about accessories! Also, I need to focus on the bikini. I am feeling a headband with a big rose, as is the fashion, and maybe a little pouch with a skull on it. Oh ideas! I wish my lil fingers were fast enough to catch up with you, and I wish there were more hours in the day. Fortunately, I have injured my foot, so I have plenty of time to sit around and blog and crochet instead of playing outside...



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

amazing ! love your projects ... :)