Variation on my Chain Reaction Necklace
For this version of my Chain Reaction Necklace, I increased the number of chain links between the anchoring single crochets for the swags, and I only placed one anchor per link. There are four different strands, so each attaches every 4th metal chain link. The swags are also a bit shorter. You can see that this results in a more tangled effect.
Ring of Rosie Posies Necklace
Building on the idea of using a metal chain as a base for crocheted jewelry (and treating it essentially as one would a crocheted foundation chain), I created this crocheted flower necklace by first making the individual crocheted flowers. I then threaded Czech glass leaf beads onto green thread and using chain stitches crocheted a vining stem that I attached at points along the chain with a slip stitch. I added the flowers, using loops from the back of the posie, and pulling a loop of the green thread through to catch them in the slip stitch, as I went.
American Royal, a weedy necklace
This last creation is one of my "weedy necklaces". As I've said before, I use the term "weedy" because the multi-strand necklaces are made up of a variety of different fibers and beads, and they just remind me of the wild, tangled look of a garden gone "weedy" with wildflowers. I call this one "American Royal" because of the rich reds and blues that are intertwined throughout.
I also have a wonderful announcement to make for the new year -- a new location, locally, where I my Gossamer Tangles creations will be displayed for sale! Beginning February 1, 2014, Gossamer Tangles will be at the Yellow Door Art Market in Berkley, Michigan. I am very excited about this opportunity! More to come about Yellow Door as the move-in date approaches.