Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Tutorial Tuesday - Vintage Blue crochet earrings
I was going to write another tutorial for you myself this week, but as soon as I saw a picture of these gorgeous earrings in this month's Beads and Beyond I changed my mind! They have been designed by Jane Platt who designs the most beautiful crochet jewellery. She uses wire in some of her designs, but my favourites of her work are definitely those that use thread as the colours are so beautifully soft and the work so tactile. Jane has a necklace in April's Beads and Beyond, and the earrings and a pendant can be found on the magazine website here. As you can see, I've already made some!
I had to modify the pattern ever so slightly as the rings (that form the base of the earrings) that I had are smaller than the ones that Jan suggests, so I use double crochet rather than treble crochet to fill the middle of the rings. I also used a slightly shorter length of chain than Jane used as my earrings were smaller. They are lovely to wear!
P.S. more about April's Beads and Beyond later!