Thursday, April 12, 2007

New Crochet Collection

Finally, here's my new crochet collection.

I've been so busy with work and making new things I just didn't get round to posting anything, so here are four posts at once.

Below is my beautiful copper bracelet. It's made of crochet rectangles where every other has a lovely rectangular crystal in the centre. Each rectangle has been edged with tiny vintage crystal seed beads. The rectangles have then been strung together with two crochet chains. The clasp is a button/loop design with a lovely faceted bead as the button.

This design is half crochet in green wire with teal Toho triangle beads between two strands of memory wire. The clasp is again a button/loop design.It was very difficult to take a picture of the bracelet, but here is a close-up.
Can you tell, teal is my favourite colour. Here's another design with the teal beads, this time with circles with crochet around jump rings. The wire here is a dark blue which completely changes the look of the teal blue beads compared to the green wire above.

Below is another design, this time with ovals. I've used silver plated closed rings and green wire to which I then added gold and silver Toho triangle beads and little gunmetal coloured Magatama drop beads. I've used larger ovals next to smaller ones and the result is like spun lace. Like before I used a button/loop clasp design.

These bracelets are incredible light and airy and lovely to wear.

Below is a two-tiered necklace with jet black Swarovski crystals, gorgeous peacock purple little cubes and black seed beads.

The centre piece is a vintage closed ring and a lovely onyx faceted pendant:

More circles, this time a necklace with a large circle in the centre. This looks so lovely. The crochet is larger than for the bracelets (I used a larger hook) which makes it really lacy and airy.Here's a close-up of the pendant:

Circles within circles. This is my Scheherazade set:

Here's a close-up of the necklace, showing off the lovely deep, dark golden colour of the wire and the crystal/gold lined triangle Toho beads I've used.

This is actually the first of the circle bracelets. It looks absolutely stunning!

The matching earrings.

Another set - Pomegranate.

The bracelet has a selection of Toho beads in soft pinks and golden lustred reds with a few golden Toho beads mixed in, on dark blue wire. The blue wire is a very faded dark blue, a bit like a dried violet.
The matching necklace:
A close-up of the necklace centre piece.

My pride and joy - Blackberry Sparkle.

This necklace is made by crocheting a tube with a tiny red/black lined seed bead in each stitch. The wire used is gunmetal which is a sort of grey-ish pink.

The technique is not difficult, however, the first few rounds are very difficult to do as you have to hold the stitches to make new ones, squashing them in the process and making it even more difficult to find the stitches again to make the new ones in. Does that sound difficult enough? :-) Honestly, I started four times before I got it right, but I am utterly pleased with the result. This is really is sooooo special!

Here's a close-up:
A purple snake bangle made with the same technique as above but this time I used size 15 purple seed beads on dark violet wire. To make it into a bangle I inserted a strong silver plated wire (2mm) just before it was finished, shaped the strong wire and finished the end of the tube around it so the silver plated wire can't be seen (much). As a finishing touch I added a Giverny faceted bead to one end as the snake's head.

My golden 'bling' bangle, very reminiscent of a disco glitter ball. ;-) Actually, in real life this is a beautiful bangle and far more understated with its sinuous shape than it may look. It's perfect for a stately dinner or a night on the town. The method used is the same as for the snake bangle but this time I used larger Toho triangle beads in gold, silver, and crystal lustre.

Below is my golden tube bracelet. This is gorgeous in it's simplicity. It's the same technique as the two bangles and Blackberry Sparkle, however without beads.

And a similar bracelet in copper. This looks just so organic and filigree at the same time. I am very pleased with how they turned out.

Finally, another bangle using the pre-knitted wire, although the band of wire is much thinner than in the others and I've covered it in Toho triangle beads and garnets. The effect is very rich and lovely.

This is a flower pendant I made. I have used strong copper wire for the central petal and then crochet with cooper wire on the inside. There are three more petals - one small one in copper, the others use dark dusky blue wire with little sparkly cube beads along the edges. In the centre are 3 handmade crochet beads (not that difficult to make).

The pendant is quite large and I haven't quite decided if I should hang it from a leather cord or from chain. I'll have to play around a bit I think.


  1. This new crochet collection is fabulous Sybille, some stunning pieces. I like so many of them, but most especially your square copper bracelet at the top, and also the circular shapes as well on those other bracelets, and the single crochet circle necklace. The bangles are nice as well. Infact it is all lovely, your colours are, as usual, wonderful too.

  2. The corcheted is amazing. Excellent work

  3. Wow Sybille! I'm very impressed with all the crochet, especially the blackberry sparkle - I know how difficult getting that to look right must have been. Wonderful!

  4. All i can think to say is WOW!
    It all looks amazing!

  5. This is amazing work, I am so impressed - absolutely beautiful adn to a non-crocheter like me, utterly baffling!


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