Last week, I showed a whole bunch of wrapped yarn necklaces made just in time for the holidays. Chanukah and Christmas are now over, but I'm still making 'em! My friends like the necklaces made with variegated, gradation-dyed, and ladder yarns best. Here are two of my newest:
They're now embellishing Petra and Jen!
It contains the following delicate metallic variegated yarn that is way too thin to do much with it by itself...
...a very cool zigzaggy lavender yarn; and a fluffy wool, all crocheted together into one chain.
The next crochet lariat is made from one variegated yarn - Lion Brand "Landscapes," which I just found at Michaels - plus a ribbon ladder yarn from my stash. (Chain one long row of Landscapes; return with double crochet for the second row; tie off, and then chain a contrasting yarn right up the middle.)
It's perfect for Southern California winters - a little more than a necklace, but much less than a scarf.
I even dared to go rusty orange. This has about 4 different yarns, crocheted into a chain.
Another controversial color:
Neon green, with hints of blue - five different yummy fibers. Do green necklaces give the face a sickly pallor? It's worth it, for the tactile joy.
The cardboard "loom" I used to make them, shown in the last blog post, doubles as a portable display case. Here are 8 necklaces wrapped around the 12" x 12" cardboard. Front:
here. Wishing you a happy, healthy, creative 2018!
PS Don't use ugly yarn in necklaces. I considered using the following yarn in several:
But it's greyish, looks old because it is, and wrapping didn't make it any more jewelry-esque. So instead I crocheted it into a basket with a lid, and used the leftovers from the orange necklace above to give it a pompom.