Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Golden Hour Cuff - crochet pattern release

 
 

The first cuff of my spring / summer collection bears a lovely name - the golden hour. It is the hour of the day when the light makes the landscape magical. 
I used the color mix from my inspirational board for this one.  
 
The pattern with all its technicalities is in my etsy and ravelry shops. 

 



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Minute Crochet Jewelry - Strelizia

 
I made a small batch of minute crochet jewelry for my spring/summer collection and though working with crochet thread and small hooks is extremely straining, I love the looks of lace jewelry made with thread, so the effort put forth was worth the trouble. 
I made these inspired by the Birds of Paradise flower (Strelizia) and there are several variations in both design and colors. 
This set is made of a pair of earrings and a necklace. The crochet elements are glued on decorative trays, which I was reluctant to try at first, but it seems that has worked out beautifully as well. 
 
 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Spring Mood Board

                 (Image credits: Pinterest, The Vaults Cafe, Tina Tarnoff, sfgirlbybay, 1861.ca)

The palette I am inclined to use in my spring projects mostly includes pastels with a dash of solids. I've been also trying to venture more into combining colors I wouldn't normally match together, and let me tell you - it's been fun! 

One such experiment in a shape of a cuff has already been born. It is currently being lavished with lots of beads and sequins, readying itself to be shown to the world. I hope it turns out as I have imagined it {fingers crossed}.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Peacock Necklace and Brooch


 
While I was working on the leaves for my Lotus Necklace, I kept thinking that the leaves would be fabulous to serve as peacock feathers. And, as it always happens with me, the idea started gnawing at me, until I let go and tried to put it to a test. And I didn't go wrong there, because I am just in love with these two. 
 
I knew immediately I wanted the all-blue one to be turned into a necklace, and that's why I made it with a DK yarn to make it sturdier, while the green-feathered peacock is made with sport yarn, and the difference is quite noticeable, especially in the part of the feathers, where I  played with different stitch count as well as different positioning of the same. 

However, the pictures do not do them justice - they are much more vibrant in reality, but somehow I couldn't catch that on camera. 

What do you guys think?