I sent him to the store to get me more 28 gauge silver jewelry wire to finish a the pearl and shell necklace I was finishing up. When he came home he was like a Kid with a bunch of wilted picked posies behind his back with the anouncement, "Look what I Found!"
To anyone who knows my husband, this could be anything from a dead porcupine to a bag full of money, which would be presented just as enthusiastically in either case.
I cautiously accepted the now outstretched twisted up bag and found to my pleasant surprise it was full of color coated copper wire.
I had never worked with this before so I was a bit puzzled as to what could be done with it, but after a few minutes I realized that with forty years of crochet under my belt I shouldn't have any problem figuring out what to do with this new found plunder.
That wouldn't do for me so I just strung up some beads on a wire and began crocheting as I have always done, keeping gauge and tension in mind as with any piece I would do.
Being practical also, I could see there would be problems with the wire necklace holding it's shape so I topped it off with a nice leather cord around the top to stabilize it and add a bit of comfort to the wearer who doesn't like the feeling of a wire snare around their neck.
The flower was a good deal of fun, I just used the usual flower pattern for any quilt or throw you would crochet normally and used a bunch of wired beads for the center. I then wire wrapped a couple of leaf looking beads from the Ole Bead Stash, tacked them on and Voila! My first wire crochet necklace!
Leather and Lace combine in the wire crochet floral creation. The leather cord provides stability and comfort, keeping the wire crochet snugly in place. The coated colored copper wire is tarnish proof and the brilliant reflective color ranges from firey red and fuchsia, then shifts from copper and woven in colorful beads to shimmering golden tones that looks like fine lace but is much more stable. The delicate looking center floral pendant is strongly crocheted and woven to keep it's shape wear after wear for years on end and still look great!
The 16.5" Choker Necklace is closed by a leather cord with blue accent beads that tie simply at the back and holds securely. This is the latest fashion look with a floral twist!
This necklace is also easy to clean, just place it under gently running cold water for a few seconds and lay flat to dry on an absorbent surface such as a towel to refresh and renew its glow!
This unique fashion statement can be worn with jeans and a crop top or with that lovely black evening sheath with equal grace and appeal.
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|Pearls center added on top and rest of purchased wired pendant used as backing.|
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