Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Two-toned crocheted earrings

These wire and bead crocheted earrings have opened up a potential whole new world of possibilities, my head is again bursting with ideas - I crocheted these this morning and I will continue to make more items this week along this theme when I have time between other projects and orders - these have been made with silver plate wire and blue enamelled wire both threaded with tiny glass beads and I have added a Swarovski crystal pearl in the centre. the ear hooks are silver plate but can be made with sterling silver if preferred!

I will be able to make these to order in most colour combinations, please contact me for more details.

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Monday, 27 October 2014

Cat's eye revisited

Today I chose to make some items using these pretty cat's eye tumbled chips, I still have a few strands of these to work through - but here are my finished items for today's Mondays Makes.
All of these pieces have been crocheted on blue coloured enamelled wire
I started by crocheting a necklace this is a longer length than my usual necklaces as I am often asked for clasp less necklaces, which can just be placed over your head.

I liked this design so much that I also decided to crochet a shorter necklace with a clasp.

.... and as it has been a while since I made any spectacle chains I then crocheted a spectacle chain with the remaining chips on the wire...

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Crocheted wire and blue topaz jewellery

 Hook in hand - must crochet!   well that is definitely how it has been this week - I completed this matching set earlier this week but I've been waiting for good light to photograph and share it.
I am not sure what drew me to these pretty delicate blue topaz tumblechip beads, they definitely aren't autumnal! Maybe icy weather is on its way!

the complete set

crocheted necklace - blue topaz on silver plate wire

crocheted blue topaz earrings with sterling silver earhooks  and necklace 

crocheted wire and blue topaz bracelet

crocheted wire and blue topaz bracelet 
 handmade jewellery by Angela Smith 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Crocheted wire and moonstone tumblechip tiara

And now for something completely different to share for this weeks Wedding Wednesday post - not content with just knitting tiaras, I decided to try my hand at crocheting one. This tiara was crocheted directly onto the silver plate tiara band. I am happy with the way this has turned out, it is completely one of a kind as it is very random -  I just grabbed my crochet hook and started crocheting- no pattern just an idea!

handmade by Angela Smith

Monday, 13 October 2014

Black glass bead wire wrapped bracelet

Today I tried something new, this is an idea that had been developing in my head over the past week and I finally had a go at working on it for this weeks 'Monday's Make'. This bracelet has been made with silver plate wire and black  glass cube beads - I am happy with the end result but if I make any more I will be adapting the design slightly as I am already thinking about ways I can improve it!

I am therefore happy to make others in any colour although the design won't be quite the same 

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Crocheted wire and Swarovski earrings

Earlier this week I crocheted these Swarovski crystal and glass bead earrings on silver plate wire,


I like them!

so today I decided to crochet a few more


Swarovski crystal pearls with clear glass beads
I would be interested to know what you think of them

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith