Friday, 26 November 2010

Fingers crossed she'll like it

When I saw what Jennifer at the Prairie Girl did a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to give it a go. It would make a great little Christmas present for my mum. Something different too.


A crocheted necklace. Now, please give this a try. Stop and think. It's clearly not a granny looking necklace, but something rather more sophisticated. What sold me on the idea was when I saw the photos uploaded by the original Ravelry designer. Have a look, you'll know what I mean. And it also meant having to learn a new stitch, the double treble. Easy peasy it was, but it still felt good learning something new.


It'll look great on a simple black top, with no jewellery. The necklace is there to take centre stage and it's brilliant. I'm sure it'll look great on my mum who is your typical French woman, very stylish, sophisticated, and skinny (how is it that I'm anything but!!?!).


So there, it's basically done. Apart from a rather important detail. I'm yet to find a chain. I'd like one similar-ish to the one used on the original Ravelry project, something a little vintage looking, so too shiny and new. But where can I find something like that? And then, second problem, even if I do find something appropriate, how the hell do I attach it to the necklace??? Well, I guess I'll have to figure that one out once I have the chain in my little grubby mitts. Until then, all suggestions welcome!

10 comments:

mooncalf said...

Oh I like that . I've had my eye on that pattern for a while. But as I am not a skinny french woman I'm dithering about whether I can pull the look off...

Petit Filoux said...

Well I'm not either really, but I like it so much I'm considering making one for myself too...! I think as long as it's in a neutral shade and worn 'simply', it could work on anyone - go for it! So simple and done in an hour or two

Diane said...

I think is lovely. xxxx

Jill said...

I like it a lot :0)
Do you think Hobbycraft would stock the chain you desire? They have a rather large selection of jewellery making stuff. Plus, I'm sure that you'd just thread the chain through the top (or second to top) crocheted stitches, then Bob would be your uncle and Fanny your aunt.
Good luck finding what your looking for.
Your mum's gonna love it.
Jill x

The Girl said...

I still can't believe you only started crocheting I little bit ago - I'm nowhere near brave enough to attempt anything like this yet! It's amazing, I absolutely love it.

Lucy said...

Ooh this is lovely! I don't think you'd have to be skinny to wear it?!

Petit Filoux said...

That's not what I said either!

Jennifer said...

It looks great, isn't it a fun project to work on? I used some jewelry pliers to gently open one of the rings on the chain and then carefully closed it again once it was through the crocheted part. Perhaps you could find a nice chain in a charity shop and recycle it into your new creation.

Taz said...

oooh that's pretty :)

Josie said...

LOVE this. What a unique gift and I'm sure your mum will love it. So cool :-)