Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop - Crochet and Moukite Collar

This year I've decided to get some of the Unfinished Objects (UFOs) finally finished.

How this for a really bad "before" photo! And it's too late to take it again as I've been quite efficient and just finished this item off for the Bead Hoarders Blog hop.


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I can remember starting to make this at a craft fair. The yarn is vintage tapestry thread that was gifted to me by a friend. i seem to be the "go-to" person when a crafting family member dies or has a destash. And i get some wonderful items to use and cherish. But sometimes I find it really hard to experiment when someone has been saving the item in their stash themselves for years.

At craft fairs I like to stand up and say hello to people browsing and have a chat, and crocheting is something I can do standing up if I'm nervous. It keeps my fingers moving which in turn stops me shaking. Not a good look!

And since the fair it's been sitting there waiting for something to happen to it. Then I found some moukite. I've always nervous about using some of my more expensive beads. I don't really know why, but they site there n my stash where I look at them lovingly and say I'll use them one day. And this time I have.

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I think the colours of the moukite tome in so well with the crochet and it all makes a great collar piece.

Check out the other people taking part in this blog hop at Lori's blog.

48 comments:

  1. Oh Sarah, what a great way to combine two crafts. Love the addition of the beads to your crocheted collar.

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm trying to do things a litle different now and again these days. I've just seen your piece and it's so textural! :)

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  2. It's a beautiful modern collar. I'm a new follower to your blog. Have a nice week-end, Ana

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    1. ooh lovely! nice to have you here :)

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  3. its lovely :) i love how you combined the crochet and the beads

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  4. The colors of the moukite look wonderful on your crochet. They are the perfect finishing touch.

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  5. So cool! The beads set your collar off perfectly.

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    1. Thankyou. And your necklace you made is just beautiful!

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  6. Very interesting combo Sarah~ I wish I could crochet, I've tried and it just ends up in knots, but it seems like a very relaxing hobby.

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    1. It definitely is. Keeps my hands nice and busy :)

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  7. Sarah.. I love the color combo and the combo of the crochet with the beads. Love it.

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  8. Sure wish I could crochet, your necklace is very pretty, such lovely warm colors.

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  9. Very pretty...makes me think of autumn:)

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  10. Wow, I wish I could crochet ! That is an amazing piece !

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  11. That is so clever! I love how it has just the slightest bit of ruffle to it!

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  12. Wow I really like what you made.
    It would be warm and pretty in the UK!
    I know bc my husband is from Scotland.
    Lovely jubley..its so very Sweet!

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  13. Very special♥ jewellery, I have never seen this before! Have a nice summer!

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  14. I really like that necklace - it's so unusual and the colours are fabby.

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  15. Now that is just way to cool!!!! I love the colors...thanks for posting.

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  16. Crochet and gemstones, what could be better? It's very unique

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  17. I love to see ANY kind of fibre combined with "traditional" jewellery components, Sarah... this is a beautiful example of two very different materials resulting in an elegant and original design. Superb!

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  18. What a really original piece. I relate to so much of what you've admitted here. I too have a hard time using crafty bits others have been saving and then give me. I've got one of my great-grandmother's old button tins. While I use buttons all the time in my craft, I can't seem to use HERS. As well, the more expensive items are also hard to use. For me, I think I have to pair it with equally expensive bits. Though. . .I know that's not true. Wonderful job breaking down these barriers with this hop!! :)

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    1. Glad it isn't just me that is "saving for best"

      Take care and thankyou

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  19. What a gorgeous piece! The colours work perfectly Sarah! Love it :-)

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  20. Great design! I love the way the colors work together and the crochet gives texture to the design.

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  21. What a unique design, very interesting and eye catching!

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