Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pearls, Pearls, and More Pearls!

Michelle from MiShelDesigns has thrown down the gauntlet for those of us brave enough to accept it. The challenge...PEARLS!  We were to make jewelry (or not) using PEARLS.  We could use other beads also, but I got the feeling she wanted PEARLS, PEARLS, AND MORE PEARLS. So....I went though my stash...and man do I have some PEARLS.  I didn't realize I had so many.  Big ones, little ones, colored ones, and the list goes on.  After days of going back and forth I knew I wanted to do something out of the box and with crochet.  (I have been crocheting for oh....30+ years).  I had found some faux PEARL button covers, so I took off the backs, found a pattern to crochet and then sewed the button covers on the finished piece and then added a few accent PEARLS. I sewed a couple of PEARLS on the edge to fasten it with.  The yarn is silvery white. I also crocheted up a ring with the last button cover.  Around a size 9 - 10...

















Then I decided to do a second more conventional piece using PEARLS and Swarovski crystals.It is a three tiered necklace with matching earrings. It has a PEARL chain closure set so that it can be adjusted. The earrings are just simple dangle.


Thanks for looking and for more delicious PEARLS hop over to Michelle's.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Vera,
    Your first necklace is a unique design and very pretty. Your second necklace is more my style and very pretty also.
    Therese

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    1. Thanks Therese, I hope to have them in my etsy store soon.

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  2. I really like the crocheted necklace. What a beautiful use for button covers and a great idea. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks Liz, I really enjoy crocheting and have tons of patterns I want to use...just seems like there isn't enough time in the day....lol.

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  3. Really Vera?! You are blowing me away with these necklaces - holy cow smokes these are awesome! The crocheted ones is stunning. I absolutely love both of these - your talent is amazing. I would like to touch the first one - bet it feels awesome. And the second set would look so sexy with a nice black dress,....I can just picture it! Thanks so much for joining this hop - I hope you enjoyed yourself and had fun with your pearls!

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    1. Thanks Shel...I did enjoy myself...in fact it has given me a new interest in ALL the pearls I have. I am working on a necklace now utilizing some of my pearls. Thanks bunches for this challenge. I hope to have the necklaces up in my etsy store soon.

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  4. Two such different design styles with pearls! Both are so feminine and lovely, Vera. Really like the look of the crocheted piece...so elegant.

    Lynda

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    1. Thank you Lynda...I wanted to do something conventional AND different. I have been crocheting for years and have tons of patterns. I may never get them all done, but it is a nice change to use them now and again.

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  5. Love your pieces, they would be fit for a bride.

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    1. Thank you. That was kinda my thoughts too.

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  6. Lovely pearl jewelry! Your crochet work is simply gorgeous.

    Hope you are enjoying the hop ;)

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    1. Thank you. I love to crochet! Yes, I am enjoying the hop.

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  7. WOW that crocheting is beautiful...love your design on that necklace...looks like a lot of work. The other Pearl Necklace and earrings are lovely, too. Very elegant!

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    1. Thank you. I think crocheting with beads maybe my nitch...

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  8. Wow, I love these two elegant necklaces. What a great take on pearls--and button covers! Love the ring, too!. Great job! Gina H.

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    1. Thank you. Believe or not, I bought the button covers at a thrift store....

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  9. wow really wonderful designs - what a great idea to use crochet!

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    1. Thank you. I have tons of patterns. Hope to do up some more.

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  10. what a cool idea to use crochet and the button covers! it is a beautiful, unique piece. your triple strand and earring set is so classic and elegant~love it!

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    1. Thank you. I really wanted to think outside of the box.

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  11. Love the unconventional design :) Such a great idea!

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    1. Thank you. I like being unconventional!!!! ;)

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  12. Wow! What a unique design in the first necklace and ring. I think you are the only ring maker in the entire hop! I am always amazed with bead crochet. It is just something I do not know how to do and would love to learn one day! Both very pretty.

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    1. Thank you. I love crocheting. You could learn it in a snap and then with practice in understanding the patterns....wa la...you are crocheting!

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  13. Wow, everything is lovely, but that first piece is so unexpected, that it seems a real knock-out! Very stunning!

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  14. Thank you...I really wanted to step out of the box on this one!

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